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Laura Usiskin, cello teacher

Dr. Laura Usiskin

Artistic Advisor/Cello Teacher

Cellist Laura Usiskin has performed throughout North America and Europe in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Palazzo Chigi Saracini, Barge Music, and many others. A member of the Bayberry String Quartet, Usiskin is a devoted chamber musician and in demand as a performer and educator throughout the country. In 2017, Usiskin released Reimagining Bach, a solo album that features music of J.S. Bach as well as two commissioned works. Usiskin has held tenured orchestra positions in the New Haven Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, and is on faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama School of Fine Arts, and STEP Birmingham. Through UAB, she founded the series “Chamber Music @ AEIVA,” which presents free concerts connecting music with visual art.   Usiskin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Aldo Parisot Prize for a cellist showing promise in a solo career. For more information, visit

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