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Cellobration Weekend to be Held Sept. 9-10

Furman University will host the 37th annual South Carolina Cello Choir weekend known as “Cellobration” Sept. 9-10. The event is a program of the South Carolina chapter of String Teachers Association (SCASTA).

Cellobration is open to the public. Registration is $35 (or $25 prior to Sept. 1). The cost includes clinics and master classes led by guest clinicians, and a faculty recital to be held Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus. Tickets for the recital, which is open to the public, may be purchased separately, $15 for adults, and $5 for students. Cellobration will close with a Cello Choir concert Saturday, Sept.10 at 5:30 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium. The closing concert is free and open to the public.

Hosted by Christopher Hutton, Furman Associate Professor of Violoncello, Cellobration features guest clinicians Brant Taylor, member of the Chicago Symphony and faculty at DePaul University, and Furman alumnus Robert Moody (Class of 1989), music director of both the Winston-Salem Symphony and Portland [Maine] Symphony, and the newly appointed principal conductor of the Memphis Symphony.

Sponsors for Cellobration include Furman University Department of Music, Bernhardt House of Violins (Greenville), William Harris Lee (Chicago), Cellos2Go (Columbia), Stephanie Voss Violins (Atlanta), and Carriage House Violins (Newton Upper Falls, Mass.).

For more information, registration options and brochure, follow this link. Or contact Christopher Hutton at (864) 294-2019, or email Dr. Hutton using


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). The event provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skill levels to perform and learn from one another. The annual two-day event is rotated among four South Carolina colleges, including Furman. Cellobration features rehearsals, master classes, recitals and clinics, culminating with a Saturday afternoon mass concert including over 100 cellists.



Last updated September 2, 2016
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