Dr. Cole Tutino

Cello Teacher, Parent

Cole Tutino

SAA Member


Moscow, ID
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Dr. Cole Tutino is Lecturer in Music at New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches cello, music theory, and orchestra. In addition, he teaches string players of all ages through NSA’s Conservatory of Music, the college’s community outreach program. He is a Suzuki dad and has completed Suzuki training with Christie Felsing and Heather Hadley. His passion is for developing musical skills in students of all levels beginning through professional.

Currently the principal cellist of the Washington Idaho Symphony, he has been principal of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN) and a member of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. His solo appearances include performances with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Cedarville University Orchestra, the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, and the Luther College Philharmonia.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Tutino earned his Bachelor’s in Cello Performance at San Jose State University under the tutelage of Jennifer Kloetzel and the Cypress String Quartet. He studied with János Starker and Emilio Colón at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he earned his Master’s and his Doctorate in Cello Performance. He lives in Moscow, ID with his wife and three daughters.