September 9-10, 2016
You are invited to attend the thirty-seventh annual South Carolina Cello Choir weekend “Cellobration”
under the auspices of the South Carolina chapter of String Teachers Association (SCASTA)
. The event will take place on the beautiful campus of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. The event will be hosted by Christopher Hutton
(Associate Professor of Violoncello at Furman University). Guest clinicians will include Brant Taylor
(member of the Chicago Symphony and faculty at DePaul University) and Robert Moody
(music director of the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Portland [Maine] Symphony, and soon to become principal conductor of the Memphis Symphony). Other professional cellists from around South Carolina will also be involved in the event, and there will be displays from instrument shop sponsors.CELLOBRATION 2016 Brochure.pdf
How to Register
Mail your CHECK, payable to FURMAN UNIVERSITY, to
Furman University Music Department
3300 Poinsett Hwy
Greenville SC 29613Two Day Registration includes 2 days of Master Classes, Sessions, Cello Choir participation plus 1 ticket to the Friday night Guest Artist Recital
Single Day Registration
- $25 Early Bird (Register and postmark payment before September 1)
- $35 Registration/payments submitted on/after Sept 1
Guest Artist Recital Tickets
- $25 Friday includes 1 ticket to the Friday night Guest Artist Recital
- $25 Saturday
$15 Adults, $5 Students/Youth/Children
Purchase in advance or at the door.
DRAFT of 2016 Schedule
Friday, September 9
2:30-6:30 p.m.....Registration Check-in
3-7 p.m..............Master Classes
7:15 - 8 p.m.......Box Office Open
8:00 p.m...........GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 College Students/Youth/Children.
Cellobration participants receive one free ticket.
Saturday, September 10
8–8:45 a.m....Registration Check-in
9–5 p.m........ A full day of Cello Choir rehearsals, clinics, and master classes
5:30 p.m........Mass Cello Choir Concert in McAlister Auditorium (Free admission)
Established in 1980 at the University of South Carolina, Cellobration is a regional music festival hosted each year by the South Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association (SCASTA). Whether you're an experienced cellist or a middle school orchestra member, the event provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages to perform and learn from one another. The annual two-day event is rotated between four South Carolina colleges, including Furman. Cellobration features rehearsals, master classes, recitals and clinics for all ages and skills, culminating with an impressive Saturday afternoon mass concert including over 100 cellists! A ticketed guest artist recital is presented by the clinicians on Friday evening.
Have a question about this event? Contact Christopher Hutton, at 864.294.2019 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.