Allida Casper

Cello Teacher

Allida Casper

SAA Member


Elkridge, MD
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Allida Casper grew up in the Northern Virginia area. In High School she studied cello with Loran Stephenson of the National Symphony Orchestra. She attended UNC Greensboro for 2 years with cellist Elizabeth Anderson. Then she transferred overseas and received her bachelors in Cello Performance at Trinity College of Music-studying with Naomi Butterworth. She attended two intensive summer camps at Dartington International Festival in England and Medowmount in New York studying with cellist, Hans Jensen. Since returning to the States in 2001 Casper was intern with the NSO education department at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. She then went onto pursue her teaching license at Old Dominion University and taught general music and strings in the public schools (Chesapeake and Fairfax County) for 10+ years. She has also done some professional recording work were she’s arranged her own cello part for singer/songwriters. In addition Mrs. Casper has 15 + years experience playing in weddings with various quartets, string trios, singers, and guitarists. These days Mrs. Casper plays cello for weddings, at churches, and teaches private lessons. She performs regularly with a piano/cello pop duo located in the Columbia, Md. area.