Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells leads a dynamic career dedicated to both performing and teaching. Currently, she is the Assistant Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University, where she was recently awarded the College of Arts and Science Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence. Dr. Blecha-Wells received a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Cello Performance from Indiana University, studying under Janos Starker and Helga Winold. Additionally, she holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she served as the teaching assistant to Distinguished Professor Alan Harris.
An avid performer, Dr. Blecha-Wells has participated in several festivals including the Taos School of Music, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, the National Repertory Orchestra, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Artur Balsam Ensemble Classes. As an orchestral musician, she is currently a member of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and has held principal and assistant principal positions with several orchestras including the Richmond Symphony and Spoleto Festival USA.
A devoted teacher, Dr. Blecha-Wells has taught throughout the United States and has most recently given classes at the University of Kansas, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Northern Colorado, Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Georgia. In addition to her teaching position at Oklahoma State University, she spends her summers on the faculty at Cellos @ Cimarroncita in New Mexico and on the staff of the Colorado Suzuki Institute in Beaver Creek Colorado. Previous teaching posts include Point CounterPoint Chamber Music Camp in Vermont, Indiana University Summer Music Clinic, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, the Eastman Community Music School, the Indianapolis Academy of Music, and Indiana University’s String Academy.
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Notable String Faculty, peers, or Administrators from OSU, Nu or Oklahoma who encouraged Sheng Wu to continue his efforts in cello playing...
random order of names... (2006-2010, 2010-2014)
Meredith Blecha Wells,
Pi Ju Chiang,
J. D. Henneberry,