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. 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.

Please learn more about cello lessons with me at the Sohap Ensemble Private Lessons website.


Chas Barnard, Cello Teacher, Resume


Chas Barnard, Cello Teacher, Bio


Sohap Ensemble performances (2020-21), London Symphony Keston Max Audition Video (July 2020), Chamber Recital (March 2019):