Utah Tech University

Cello Festival of Southern Utah

NEW this year:


Registration Deadline for both the Cello Festival and Competition: September 1, 2023.

 (Cellist registration for 2023 has now been closed. Please join us for our concerts and signup for 2024!)

Calling All Cellists

The Cello Festival of Southern Utah will be held on September 15-16, 2023 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 Horacio Contreras (University of North Texas) and Dr. Theodore Buchholz (University of Arizona) as the Festival’s featured artist 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