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The Yale School of Music Cello program enjoys a rich legacy of excellence in instruction with 60 years of service from legendary artist and teacher Aldo Parisot. In the 2018-19 academic year — following Parisot’s retirement in 2018 — cellists in the program are taught by two of Parisot’s own students: Paul Watkins, visiting professor and member of the Emerson String Quartet, and Ole Akahoshi, assistant professor, adjunct.
Chamber music is an integral part of the Yale School of Music experience. Students also play in various ensembles in the New Music New Haven concert series. The Yale Philharmonia offers important orchestral experience, with a wide variety of repertoire and frequent opportunities to work with guest conductors.
All cellists play in the Yale Cellos, a Grammy-nominated cello ensemble that has won accolades from publications such as the New York Times and American Record Guide.
For detailed program requirements, please see the Yale School of Music Bulletin.