Thriving and passionately committed to excellence define the cello studio at TCU. Select students from the United States and abroad come to TCU to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as the Artist Diploma. We offer a wealth of guidance, study and performance opportunities in lessons, studio classes, orchestra excerpts classes, master-classes, in the TCU Cello Ensemble, in solo recitals, chamber music ensembles, orchestra, opera, and in Collegium Musicum TCU. This year, we welcome Jennifer Humphreys of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to teach orchestra excerpts as well as one of two weekly lessons to Artist Diploma students. At TCU, cellists enjoy a strong team spirit where challenges and successes are shared and lifelong friendships are formed.We invite you to learn about our activities, and share thoughts too. If you like your virtual visit, we hope that you will make plans to see us in person!
Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi
Professor of Cello
Studio Member Profiles
Click here to learn about each member of the 2016-2017 TCU Cello Studio.
This world-class event brings together many many artists for master-classes, concerts, showcases, a competition, and more! Redirect to CelloFest website.
TCU Cello Ensemble
The TCU Cello Ensemble, directed by Dr. Castro-Balbi, is comprised of young artists of the TCU Cello Studio. Learn more...
TCU School of Music
"As a student in TCU's School of Music, you will study with TCU's outstanding faculty members as well as listen to, interact, and study with outstanding guest artists from throughout the world. You will excel and grow as an artist in a School of Music that is large enough to afford students world-class musical opportunities, yet small enough to guarantee a personalized musical experience. TCU's fully NASM-accredited music programs prepare the teachers, performers, scholars and composers of tomorrow." Learn more ...