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Cello Fest Clinic

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Cello Boot Camp!

Are you spinning your wheels with some aspect of cello technique? It is most likely that your issue—no matter what it is—needs to be solved at the level of the fundamentals, and the best way to practice those is with an effective warm up routine.

A good warm up routine has many components: scales arpeggios, finger independence, shifting, string crossings, bowing styles, double stops, and high registers. At this Cello Clinic, we will look at all of these components to help you devise a routine with which you can start each day’s practice session that will help maximize your rate of advancement!

This event is available to advanced middle school players through adults. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Limited to the first 60 registrants.

Register Online

Registration is now closed for this event

Registrations accepted online until Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration.  Please have the answers prior to registering:

  • Registrant name; Address, phone, email; School; Birth Date; Gender idenity; Race/ethinicity (optional); Health insurance; Emergency contacts information; Allergies and medication; Limitations or restrictions
  • Years of experience; Grade/Adult; Level of cello playing; How did you hear about this event; I understand the refund/ cancelation policy; Accommodations/comments

We do NOT accept walk up registrations at event check-in. 

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.

Confirmation Emails
Once you register to attend an event (including waitlisted), a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email.  You must have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Fee: $50

The event fee includes instruction and insurance.  

Cancellations and payments: All registrant accounts must be paid in 21 days prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services    at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment. 

Refunds: In the event of most cancellations, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee.  See event website for specific policy.  Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started. 

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant’s name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer. 

We reserve the right to cancel any event for any reason; in such case, all fees paid will be refunded or contact for alternate arrangements. 

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Group Discount

Registrants can receive $10 off the regular prices when three (3) or more register to attend from your shcool or studio.  Make sure to check "Group/Early Bird" disount in the registration if you believe you will qualify.  Only one discount can apply per registrant, no other discounts will be applied.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $10 if fewer than three (3) members do not attend from your school or studio.

Early Bird Discount

Registrants can receive $10 off the regular prices when they register by April 1st .  Make sure to check "Group/Early Bird" disount in the registration if you believe you will qualify.  Only one discount can apply per registrant, no other discounts will be applied.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $10 if you reigstered after the early bird date.

Arrival Information

Check In

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the atrium of the Center of the Arts.  

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. You will NOT need a permit to attend this event. More information on parking is on the  Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring

  • Cello and bow
  • Rockstop
  • Sheet music for unaccompanied pieces you are working on (if needed)
  • Please check the weather that morning in order to dress comfortably
  • Face covering
  • Lunch money or bring a non-perishable lunch

Any additional questions can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Whitcomb at 262-472-5573 or  More information on UW-Whitewater String Area:

Event Schedule

8:30 am Check In
9:00 am Introductions to Warm-Up Routine Materials
10:00 am Scales and Arpeggios
11:30 am Finger Independence, Shifting
12:00 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 pm Bowling Styles, String Crossings
1:30 pm Double Stops and High Registers
2:00 pm Devising Your Own Exercises
2:30 pm Masterclass
4:00 pm Performance by Faculty and Attendees who Want to Perform
5:00 pm Event Concluded

Meet the Staff

Benjamin Whitecomb

Benjamin Whitecomb
Cello Fest & String Camp Director

Charles Rasmussen

Charles Rasmussen
Cello Fest

David Camplan

David Caplan
Cello Fest

Richard Petarius

Richard Petarius III
Cello Fest

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