Utah Tech University

Cello Festival of Southern Utah

Calling All Cellists

The Cello Festival of Southern Utah will be held on September 13-14, 2024 in Utah Tech University’s Eccles Fine Arts Center.  Dedicated to promoting the learning, enjoyment, and community-involvement in cello playing, the two-day Festival will offer a lots of wonderful opportunities for cellists of all ages and all levels. This year we are glad to have Brandon Vamos (Pacifica Quartet & Indiana University Jacobs School of Music), Rodney Farrar (FAT Notes Cellobration), as well as Duo Dolce that includes cellist Dr. Kristen Yeon-Ji Yun(Purdue University) and pianist Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim (Indiana Wesleyan University) as the Festival’s featured artists and clinicians.  The festival events include large cello ensemble sessions and guest-artist and faculty performances, chamber music, cello master classes, the ASTA Cello Lecture Series, and other workshop and performance opportunities.

Register online now! The $50 registration ($45 before July 15!) includes access to every performance, workshop and event in the festival, a free Festival T-shirt, as well as a complimentary pizza lunch. Free registration for ASTA members and full-time Utah Tech students.  Email Dr. Yu at ka-wai.yu@utahtech.edu for any questions or further information.

Thank you. And we look forward to seeing you this September.

Ka-Wai Yu, DMA
Cello Festival Director

Festival Schedule

Festival Artists


With other events in the same weekend as the cello festival, affordable hotel availability may be limited. Out-of-town festival participants are therefore encouraged to make lodging plans as soon as possible. Please contact Dr. Ka-Wai Yu the Festival Director if you need any help.  Free lodging offered by local cellists and families may be available.



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Dr. Ka-Wai Yu

Festival Director

Email: Ka-Wai.Yu@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7797

Office: Eccles 138