The String Academy of Southern MN

Exceptional Faculty. Outstanding Students.

Betsy Anderson, DMA Cello

Betsy cello pick 2Betsy started playing cello at the age of eight when a community education program introduced her to the cello by playing star wars. Dedicated to performing, Anderson has served as principal cellist of the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra and Mankato Symphony Orchestra. She has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Valley Sommerfest Orchestra.

She was awarded full tuition fellowships for five years to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, School of Music where she studied under cellist Tanya Remenikova, and was awarded the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance and the Master of Music in Cello Performance. A cello teacher for more than 20 years, Anderson has enjoyed working with students of all ages and levels of ability.
Ligeti, Solo Sonata for Cello
Penderecki, Scherzo for Solo Cello


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