Ariel Arthur ’14 is a cellist student working toward her bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. She is a co-principal of the Stetson Symphony and the Stetson Chamber Orchestra as well as a substitute for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Ariel is a recipient of the Karen Schmitt Roberts Career Development Travel Fund Scholarship, which is sponsored by the Alumni Board of Directors.
During her time at Stetson, Ariel has studied under Professor David Bjella, performed under Matthais Bamert, JoAnn Falletta, and Keith Lockhart. She has attended numerous festivals which include the Brevard Music Center, the Innsbrook Institute, the National Music Festival, and the Foulger International Music Festival where she sat 1st cello for Schubert’s Cello Quintet in C Major. It was at this festival that Ariel also played in concert at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
After nine years of studying the cello, Ariel recently won the Young Artist Performance Division of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition in October 2012. This past January she attended the MTNA Southern Division – Young Artists Competition where she received an honorable mention. She is currently a Junior and plans on graduating in 2014.