Benjamin Whitcomb
Professor

  • Office Location: Center Of The Arts 2022
  • Phone: (262) 472-5573
  • Email: whitcomb@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Music
Benjamin Whitcomb

Cello Ensemble Director

Education

Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Theory and a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Oklahoma State University.

Biography

Benjamin Whitcomb is a Professor of Cello and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he has received awards for his teaching, research, and service. An active recitalist and chamber musician, he performs more than thirty concerts a year around the country and overseas. He is a member of the Ancora String Quartet and the UW-Whitewater Piano Trio. Dr. Whitcomb is a frequent guest clinician and performer at universities and conferences throughout the country and abroad. His books, The Advancing Cellist’s Handbook series, Cello Fingerings, and Bass Fingerings, have received rave reviews from Strings magazine plus the journals of ASTA and AUSTA. He is a contributing author to Strings magazine, Sharpen Your String Technique and Teaching Music through Performance in Orchestra. He has published numerous articles on cello and on music theory, and has presented many papers at national and international conferences as well. He is also a reviewer for the American String Teacher journal, and has served as Secretary of ASTA.

 

At UW-Whitewater, Whitcomb initiated and continues to coordinate the Theory/History Colloquium speaker series, the Musical Mosaics Faculty Concert Series, the Chancellor’s Quartet program, and the Summer String Camp. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Oklahoma State University, and he has studied with Phyllis Young, George Neikrug, and Evan Tonsing.

Personal website: www.benjaminwhitcomb.com

Whitewater Orchestra: http://www.uww.edu/cac/music/orchestra/

Classes Taught

Studio Cello, Cello Ensemble, Chamber Music, Aural Skills I & II, Counterpoint, Form & Analysis