Evan Shelton

Cello Teacher

Evan Shelton


Denver, CO
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Evan Shelton is an experienced performer and teacher of all ages and musical styles. He holds a cello performance degree from Colorado State University where he studied under Barbara Thiem and a graduate degree in Suzuki pedagogy from the Lamont School of music at the University of Denver where he studied under Richard Slavich and Carol Tarr. While at CSU, he was a member of the rock band  Other Side of Clearview, which allowed him to branch out of the classical world and learn how to perform and teach rock and pop forms. 

As an educator Evan has been teaching classical and contemporary styles professionally in the Denver area for the last nine years. As a Suzuki method instructor he completed a two year, long term Suzuki teacher program  in which he gained SAA recognized certification in all 10 levels of the method. He also has experience teaching jazz, rock, and pop cello as well as contemporary music theory at a collegiate level.

As a performer Evan has played with the cello section of the Colorado Symphony, the Indigo Girls, Amos Lee, Deltron 3030, Chuck Profit, and Pretty Lights, and has played in such venues as the First Bank Center, Fiddlers Green, Boettcher Concert Hall, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. He is also the co-founder of the genre bending ensemble The Denver Nexus Project, which dedicates its time to presenting programs that showcase the similarities between baroque, classical, pop, rock and other alternative music styles. 

Evan is currently a cellist in the Denver Nexus Project, and full time instructor in music at the University of Colorado Denver.