About the Iowa Cello Society


Founded in April of 2002 by Anthony Arnone and Hannah Holman, the Iowa Cello Society is a state wide organization, based in Iowa City at the University of Iowa. The ICS is dedicated to promoting the art and appreciation of cello playing, to furthering the musical development of its members, and to providing performance opportunities. It unites professional, amateur and student cellists interested in the entire repertoire, including early, ethnic, folk, jazz, and classical forms. The society plans programs throughout Iowa featuring performance, collegial exchange, pedagogical study, sources of music and instruments and instrument maintenance and care. Its Inaugural Concert on September 28th, 2002 was a big success with guest cellist Colin Carr performing solo works of Bach and Britten and giving a wonderful masterclass at the Univeristy of Iowa. Since then, we have had reknowned guests such as Richard Aaron, Bonnie Hampton, Marc Johnson, Felix Wang, Tanya Carey, George Work, Matt Turner, and many others. The ICS plans to publish three newsletters annually. For further information on any of these activities, please call Anthony Arnone at (319) 335-1641 or email: anthony-arnone@uiowa.edu or Hannah Holman