Bachelor of Music - Performance
Amelia has studied cello since the age of 5. For the past 4 years she has studied with Amy Levine-Tsang. Amelia has also studied in various capacities with John Walz of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Blaise Dejardin of the Boston Symphony, Milan Milisavljevic of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Dr. Pasha Sabouri, (Doctoral Graduate from Butler School of Music and Texas Strings Camp Artistic Director), Dr. Michelle Kesler, director of cello at Brigham Young University, and Vincent Frittelli, retired Associate Professor at Butler School of Music.
Amelia has received the highest ratings at both Region UIL Solo-Ensemble competitions and TX State (TSSEC) competitions all four years. As a junior, performing Bach Suite III BWV 1009 Prelude and Sarabande, she earned a special recognition at Texas State Solo/Ensemble competition called the “Outstanding Performance” award. Summer of 2015, at Texas Strings Camp, Amelia received the “Rising Star” award as a top 5 solo finalist competing amongst high school and college aged students from around the country. This past fall, Amelia auditioned and was accepted into Austin Youth Music Ambassadors –ADMTA, judged by Dr. David A Karp of Southern Methodist University.
Amelia is currently a Cello Performance Major at TCU under the instruction of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi.