Bree Ahern

Cello Teacher

Bree Ahern

SAA Member

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Houston, TX
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Houston-based cellist Bree Ahern is a versatile performing artist committed to building community through performing, teaching, and collaborating across art forms. A passionate solo and chamber musician, she has dedicated herself to presenting innovative programs to diverse audiences and using music to serve and enrich her community.

Bree is currently a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston, a fellowship program for emerging artists that uses chamber music as a vehicle for community engagement with underserved audiences. In addition, she performs as a member of Kinetic Ensemble, an artist-led chamber ensemble committed to showcasing diverse, underrepresented, and newly composed classical music, and Monarch Chamber Players, a flexible chamber ensemble dedicated to taking classical music out of the concert hall and into accessible, unconventional community spaces. Chamber music is central to Bree’s career and spans the expanse of standard to contemporary repertoire. She has studied with artists such as Norman Fischer, James Dunham, and Brian Connelly, as well as members of the Takács, Cavani, Dover, and Artemis String Quartets. Her festival appearances include Round Top Festival Institute, Brevard Music Center, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Rossini Club in Nantucket, MA.

A dedicated pedagogue, Bree currently coaches chamber music at AFA’s Chamber Music Academy and has given solo and chamber music masterclasses at Sam Houston State University, Oklahoma State University, and the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. From 2017-2019, she was a Brown Foundation Teaching Fellow for the Young Children’s Division in the Shepherd School of Music’s Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, where she taught group classes based on Dalcroze eurhythmics and developed educational programming for elementary school aged children. In addition to being on faculty at San Jacinto College, she is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and Southeast Texas Suzuki Association and maintains a small private studio.

Bree is a graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where she studied with Norman Fischer on a full scholarship. Previously, she studied with Meredith Blecha-Wells at Oklahoma State University, where she graduated summa cum laude on a full scholarship. When not practicing, performing, or teaching, Bree is an avid painter and enjoys creating oil paintings, exploring the craft coffee scene in Houston, and spending time with her 22-lb Maine Coon cat, Angus.