Cello: Michelle Kesler

Kesler, Michelle 05 1208-22 Michelle Kesler Portrait School of Music New Cello Professor August 9, 2012 Photo by Marcos Escalona/BYU Copyright BYU Photo 2012 All Rights Reserved photo@byu.edu (801)422-7322

Michelle Kesler is currently serving as Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. Ms. Kesler has distinquished herself as a chamber musician, soloist in a wide number of performances including faculty solo and chamber concerts at Brigham Young University and with the Beethoven Festival in Park City. Ms. Kesler is a sought-after clinician, having conducted master classes for aspiring young artists throughout the U.S. Ms. Kesler is a new music enthusiast and is actively commissioning, performing and premiering new works from composers such as Kurt Rhode, Christian Asplund, Joseph Hallman, and Dan Visconti. Before joining the faculty at the University, she received her bachelors degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder studying with Judith Glyde, and Andras Fejer of the Takacs quartet. Ms. Kesler received her doctoral and masters degree at Arizona State University studying with Thomas Landschoot. While pursuing her masters and doctorate degrees, Ms. Kesler has enjoyed performing with the Phoenix Symphony, The Arizona Opera, the Phoenix Opera Company, working with the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, Tokyo, and Brentano String Quartets.