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Welcome, New Faculty!

This fall we are excited to welcome new cello faculty member Lea Matthys to the String Academy of Wisconsin.  She will also be teaching our music theory classes. Ms. Matthys comes to us from Cincinnati with her husband, Joel Matthys, composer and new music theory professor at Carroll University. Please help make Ms. Matthys feel at home by saying hello if you see her in the hallways!


Lea MatthysMs. Matthys holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee studying with Richard Piippo and Stefan Kartman. During graduate school, she completed intensive coursework in cello pedagogy with Scott Cook from the String Academy faculty.  Her Suzuki Method training has been overseen by Pamela Devenport.  She has performed in the Holland (MI), Racine, Kenosha and Sheboygan Symphonies as well as the Green Mountain and Mimir chamber music festivals.  An advocate for new music, Lea has premiered more than 20 new works for the cello, performing with Classical Revolution Cincinnati, the experimental group Fringe Logic, the Newberry Trio, and in collaboration with the Cincinnati Composers’ Laptop Orchestra Project (CiCLOP).  She is a former faculty member of the Cincinnati Music Academy.

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