Mr. Christopher Moehlenkamp

Cello Teacher

SAA Member


Columbus, OH
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Chris Moehlenkamp is the cello instructor at the Denison University Suzuki Program in Granville, Ohio and at Suzuki Music Columbus in addition to an independent home studio in Columbus. His Suzuki training includes study with Gilda Barston, Pam Devenport, Annett Costanzi, Sally Gross, David Evenchick and Alice Vierra.

Chris retired from the United States Air Force in 2011, where he served as principal cellist in the premier Air Force Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band in Washington, DC for 23 years. During that time, he continually maintained a private cello studio in his home in Northern Virginia and was involved in Suzuki education as a parent, teacher, cello group instructor, and chamber coach in his wife Nadine’s Suzuki violin studio. In addition, he taught both chamber music and cello for many summers at the the Central Virginia Suzuki Institute.

After relocating in the fall of 2012 to Columbus, Ohio, Chris was awarded a long-postponed Masters Degree in cello performance from The Ohio State University, where he studied with Mark Rudoff. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College-Conservatory of Music, Chris studied with Lynn Harrell, Lee Fiser and Peter Wiley and also performed in master classes for Zara Nelsova. He has appeared as featured soloist in numerous orchestras including the Knoxville Symphony, Knoxville Chamber Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Mount Vernon Orchestra, Prince William Symphony and the Air Force Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. He has served as principal cellist of the Knoxville Symphony (TN) and of the Alexandria Symphony (VA), and assistant principal cellist of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (VA), as well.