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2019 Cello Day

The University of Arkansas Cello Day aims to give cellists an opportunity to participate in workshops, a masterclass, and a performance. Performances will be given by U of A cello professor Dominic Na, the U of A Cello Ensemble, and the Cello Day Ensemble. This is the perfect opportunity to develop your skills as a cellist, meet others who share your musical interests, and learn new repertoire.

Eligibility Open to cello enthusiasts of all ages, especially high school, junior high and middle school cellists and students from other colleges looking to further their knowledge of the cello.
Dates: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Times: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm       [See schedule below for details.]
Location: Music Building Room 335 (Choir Room), U of A Campus, Fayetteville

Click here for maps, directions, and parking information.

Fee: $25 for registration and payment received by February 22, 2019.

$40 after February 22 and at the door.

Event Registration: Registration will open November 1. Click here to register and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card accepted.

See below for Cello Day 2019 Masterclass application.

Registration Deadline: Event registration deadline is March 6, 2019.

Masterclass registration deadline is February 22, 2019.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Refunds are not available; however, substitutions are welcome at any time.

For More Information

Registration : David Owens, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702, cmsuark.edu
Curriculum : Professor Dominic Na – na@uark.edu


9:15 – 9:45am Program Check-in Music Bldg – Rm 335
9:45 – 10:00am Welcome Music Bldg – Rm 335
10:00 – 10:50am Teaching Session 1 Music Bldg
11:00 – 11:50am Teaching Session 2 Music Bldg
12:00 – 12:50pm Lunch (included in registration fee) Brough Dining Hall
1:00 – 1:50pm Teaching Session 3 Music Bldg
2:00 – 2:50pm Teaching Session 4 Music Bldg
3:00 – 3:50pm Sound Check  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall


Concert Hall Doors Open to Public

Closing Concert & Remarks



Cello Day Masterclass

Application to participate in the masterclass is open to any attendee of Cello Day.  The masterclass will be taught by University of Arkansas cello instructor Dominic Na. Participation and placement will be determined by University of Arkansas cello faculty. All students will observe the masterclass.

Apply by Friday, February 22. Application link will be posted on November 1, 2018.


Dominic Kyungseu Na was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a musical family; his father is a luthier and his mother is a violinist. Dominic attended several prestigious music schools. In Russia, he attended the Central Music School for Talented and Gifted Children under the supervision of St. Petersburg State Conservatory—alumni of the school include such notable composers as Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. His education in music continued at the Konservatorium of Vienna, Austria, and at the Musikhochschule Luebeck with one of the world’s finest cellists Lynn Harrell. Dominic holds a konzertenexamendegree, the highest musical arts performance degree in Germany. His study pattern didn’t stop there; he also studied chamber music with Miguel Da Silva, the founder of Ysaÿe quartet, as well as earning an Artist Diploma with celebrated artists such as Andres Diaz, Eugene Osadchy, and Christopher Adkins in the United States.

Since his debut as a soloist in the age of 13 with the St. Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russia, Dominic had performed worldwide, accompanying some of the world’s most talented musicians and performing with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras, not to mention his solo performances. He performed at many historical performing venues in Europe, such as Bolshoi Philharmonia Hall, Kappela Hall in Russia, KonzerthausWien, Boesendorfer Hall in Austria, Smetana Hall in Czech Republic, and Brahms Institute in Germany.

An award-winning artist, Dominic is also an educator with over a decade of experience in teaching cello.His extensive experience allows him to cater to students of all levels and of all walks of life as he helps them achieve their full potential on the instrument. Dominic was appointed as cello professor at the University of Arkansas in 2016, and he is married to Eun Seo Park, a violinist currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.