- Joined Seton Hill
- Winter Park, FL
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Will Teegarden enjoys a varied career as a cellist and teacher based in Pittsburgh, PA. He currently holds the Associate Principal Cello chair of the Erie Philharmonic, the Principal Cello chair of the Westmoreland Symphony, and frequently performs as a substitute cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, the Wheeling Symphony, and as an associate member of the Columbus Symphony. In 2019, Will was featured as a soloist on Tan Dun's "Elegy: Snow in June" with the NAT 28 contemporary ensemble of Pittsburgh. Will frequently performs in Pittsburgh local area chamber and contemporary groups such as NAT 28, Alia Musica, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, and Resonance Works. Will previously held positions with the Canton and Youngstown (OH) Symphonies, and used to frequently perform as a substitute cellist with the New World Symphony (Miami, FL) the Orlando Philharmonic, and the Florida Orchestra. He holds degrees in music from the University of Florida and Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with cellists Steven Thomas, David Premo, and Anne Martindale Williams. At Carnegie Mellon, he earned first prize with his colleagues in the school's Silberman Chamber Music Competition with an enthusiastically received rendition of Oliver Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps". Additionally, Will has attended the National Repertory Orchestra, Brevard Music Center, and the Innsbrook Institute Summer Festivals.
- Master of Music, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) 2016 Bachelor of Music, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2014