Adam Rafferty

Cello Teacher

Adam Rafferty

SAA Member


Columbia, SC
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Minor in Cello performance at University of Kentucky – studied under Benjamin Karp (03-07)
Cello performance Major at University of Louisville – studied under Paul York (08-09)
Major in Music Education—University of South Carolina—Studied under Dr. Robert Jesselson (2016-2019)

Orchestra Experience

University of Kentucky Symphony (2003-2007)
University of Louisville Orchestra (2008-2009)
University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra (2017-2018)
University of South Carolina Campus Orchestra (Principal Cellist)—2018
Mark Wood’s Rock Orchestra (2011-present)
Trans Siberian Orchestra—2016, 2017,2018
Union Symphony Orchestra—(2016-present)

Professional Experience
Wedding Cellist – (2002-present)
Multi-genre performer – Singer/songwriter, bluegrass, Symphonic, Rock/Jazz (2007-present)
Nashville Recording Artist – Arlo Guthrie (2009)
String Teacher – Private Studio in Suzuki Cello/ Traditional (2011-present)
Trans Siberian Orchestra—Performed with West and East Coast tours in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and South Carolina