Brian Cordova

Brian C.

Amherst, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Help them reach their goals as musicians through the teaching of fundamental skills needed to play the cello, tailoring the lesson plans according to every students’ needs and desires as a musician/future leader. Music is a form of communication and an outlet for emotions we cannot put into words. I want to enable you to play all styles of music and for the instrument to become an extension of your voice.

As a cellist, I perform and record in various venues throughout the country, with various chamber groups ranging from duos to symphonic orchestras. I premiere various contemporary works by composers and help promote their work on social media. I give private recitals and also volunteer to perform in nursing homes, jails and foster homes to help share and promote music to places not easily accessible. I teach private lessons to students of all ages and abilities, helping them reach their goals and to help empower them to become movers and shakers in our society.

About Brian C.

Masters student at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, majoring in Music Performance for cello.

As a cellist, I perform and record in various venues throughout the country, with various chamber groups ranging from duos to symphonic orchestras. I premiere various contemporary works by composers and help promote their work on social media. I give private recitals and also volunteer to perform in nursing homes, jails and foster homes to help share and promote music to places not easily accessible. I teach private lessons to students of all ages and abilities, helping them reach their goals and to help empower them to become movers and shakers in our society.

Having worked as a social media evaluator, studying algorithms and with my tech-savvy skills, I've been able to consult and help manage accounts to aid them in marketing and promoting for growth. Combining both these worlds of classical music and the modern to allow the development of music throughout the world is my goal.

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Experience

Private Lessons
Aug 2014 - Present

Self

Teach my own studio of 11 students currently of varying ages and skill level ranging from 5 years old to 87 years old. Help them reach their goals as musicians through the teaching of fundamental skills needed to play the cello, tailoring the lesson plans according to every students’ needs and desires as a musician/future leader.

Cellist
Aug 2014 - Present

Self

Perform in many symphonic orchestra concerts for local orchestras such as Orchard Park Symphony, Chautauqua Symphony, Fredonia Symphony Orchestra, and UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Perform in various sized chamber ensembles and recording. Give private solo recitals and perform at nursing homes and hospitals regularly.

Assistant Cello Professor
Jun 2014 - Aug 2018

USDAN

Worked with students ranging from 4 years old to high schoolers, all in 4 different orchestras, preparing their music with proper bowings/fingerings to facilitate the learning of the music. Ran sectionals working with the students from each orchestra aiding in teaching music and working on technique. Organized, programmed, and rehearsed concerts for each orchestra.

Social Chair
Dec 2016 - May 2018

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Organized fraternal events, within the brotherhood, as well as collaborating with various musical groups and organizations on campus. Hosting concerts for the campus and the community, and fun activity events in the aim of bringing the community together through music.

Secretary
Oct 2015 - May 2018

Fredonia Bass Society

Organized meetings of Board, while keeping minutes to help keep everyone on the same page and informed. Worked together with others to organize the Bass Music Festival every year, and managed workshops to promote creativity in musicians and learning technique for the bass.

Social Media Evaluator
Oct 2015 - Feb 2018

Appen

Rated statuses/posts made on various social media on what people want to see on their newsfeed for marketing and data analysis. Would help to form algorithms used for social media marketing and collecting information.

Retail Associate
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Burlington Coat Factory

Communicated with customers both in English and Spanish, aiding them in whatever they needed. Organized the sales floor to maximize efficiency, and worked with a sales team to create the best plans for marketing and profits in all areas of the floor.

Education

M.M Music Performance-Cello
Aug 2018 - Present

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

B.M Music Performance-Cello
Aug 2014 - May 2018

State University at Fredonia

Languages

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

UMass School of Music Merit Scholarship for Master’s
Aug 2018

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Masterclass with Zuill Bailey
Mar 2018

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass Latitude 49
Feb 2018

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass with Shanghai String Quartet
Oct 2017

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass with James Piorkowski-SUNY Fredonia
Aug 2017

State University at Fredonia

National Music Festival Scholarship
Jun 2017

National Music Festival

King Memorial Scholarship
May 2016

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass with Nicholas Tzavaras-Shanghai Quartet
Oct 2015

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass with Guy Fishman-New England Conservatory
Jan 2015

State University at Fredonia

Masterclass with Scott Kluksdahl-University of South Florida
Oct 2014

State University at Fredonia

USDAN Merit Scholarship
Jun 2014

USDAN

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2016
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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