Welcome! My name is Chas, and I am a cellist and teacher based in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area. Below please find more information about my experience, and videos of my playing and teaching. If you are interested in getting in touch for lessons or otherwise, I look forward to hearing from you through the contact form.

Recent Highlights

  • London Symphony Orchestra Keston Max Fellowship audition winner at Music Academy of the West 2020. Spring 2021 London Residency.

  • Co-founder of the Sohap Ensemble, a Colorado performing arts startup dedicated to storytelling through new and underrepresented music.

  • During the 2020-21 school-year, I will be pursuing a Certificate in Performance at University of Denver studying with Matthew Zalkind.

  • During summer 2020, I participated in Music Academy of the West's Remote Learning Institute (due to the Covid-19 pandemic). I also was a fellow at MAW in 2019.

  • In spring 2020, I graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder with an M.M. in Cello Performance studying with David Requiro. At CU-Boulder, I was a Teaching Assistant and Lecturer for three years. During this time, I taught private lessons and technique class to undergraduate majors and non-majors, and assisted with music theory and general music courses.

  • Since 2018, I have been a member of the Boulder Philharmonic's cello section. I have also served as acting principal and assistant principal for this orchestra.

  • In summer 2017, I performed Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor with the Eugene Symphony (OR) on their summer series.

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Chas Barnard, Cello Teacher, Resume


Chas Barnard, Cello Teacher, Bio

Performing & Teaching Videos

(Updated videos and teaching videos coming soon)

London Symphony Keston Max Audition Video, July 2020, & Recital in Boulder from March 2019: