Ms. Jacqueline Greenshields

Cello Teacher

Jacqueline Greenshields

SAA Member


  • Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance with Honors from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Principal Teachers:

  • Gabor Rejto-University of Southern California (1979-1981) and at the Music Academy of the West (1977, 1978, 1981)
  • Peter Rejto-Music Academy of the West (1977)
  • Marjory Cornelius-University of Oklahoma (1969-1979)
  • Master Classes with: Nathaniel Rosen (1981), Zara Nelsova, (1980) Lynn Harrell (1979)

Professional Orchestral Experience:

  • Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Heiichiro Ohyama Music Director (1983-present)
  • Member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, Nir Kabaretti, Music Director (1983-present)
  • Member of Opera Santa Barbara (2004-present)
  • Member of the American Sinfonietta, Michael Palmer, Music Director (1993-2004)
  • Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera (1986-1989)
  • Member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Mester, Music Director (1990)
  • Principal Cellist of the Montecito Festival Chamber orchestra (1981-1988)
  • Member of the Ventura County Symphony (1983-1988)
  • Member of the Lawton (Oklahoma) Philharmonic Orchestra (1977-1979)
  • Sub for the Oklahoma Symphony (1977-1979)

Concerto Appearances:

  • Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (1985)
  • Montecito Festival Chamber Orchestra (1981, 1982)
  • University of Oklahoma Chamber Orchestra (1978)
  • Oklahoma Symphony (1975)

Prizes and Awards:

  • Recipient of a Full Fellowship to attend the Music Academy of the West (1981)
  • Recipient of the Mu Phi Epsilon Full Tuition Scholarship to attend the Music Academy of the West (1978)
  • Elected to Pi Kappa Lambda and Mortar Board at the University of Oklahoma (1978)
  • National Federation of Music Clubs’ Biennial Student Award finalist, Oberne String Award Winner and Keith Regional Award Winner in the Oklahoma Federation’s State Auditions and Texas-Oklahoma

District Auditions (1977, 1979)

  • Recipient of the Appleman-Fagin Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Performer at the University of Oklahoma (1978)
  • Oklahoma Symphony Young Artist Competition Winner (1974)

Summer Music Festivals and Institutes:

  • National Cello Institute (1992-present)
  • Bellingham Festival Of Music (1995-2004) Member of the American Sinfonietta
  • Music Academy of the West, Maurice Abravenel, Music Director (1977, 1978), Theo Alcantara, Music Director (1981)
  • Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Judith Smogi, Conductor, (1977)

Teaching Experience:

  • Certified Suzuki Teacher, Levels Pre-Twinkle-10
  • Completed Suzuki Teacher Trainer Workshops with Carey Cheney in Salt Lake City, UT (2001-2003) and Pamela Devenport in Chicago, IL (2002-2004)
  • Co-Director of the Santa Barbara Winter Suzuki Workshop (2000-present)
  • Chamber Music Coach for the Extended MERIT Program in Santa Barbara (2007-2008)
  • Chair of the Certificate of Merit Program for Cello sponsored by the Music Teachers Association of California (1994-present)
  • Participate in the After-School String Workshop sponsored by the Santa Barbara Symphony (1998-present)
  • I have a full Studio of private cello students of all ages and levels (1991-present)
  • Experienced Chamber Music Coach
  • I am currently a member of:
    • Music Teachers Association of California
    • American String Teachers Association
    • Suzuki Association of the Americas
    • Los Angeles Violoncello Society