Jake Muzzy (cello) is described as having a “vibrant, decorous style”, “timbre…velvety”, a ”gutsy sound” (Memphis Commercial Appeal), tone that is “rich, warm and vibrant”, playing in a way that is “both absorbing and stylistic” and performing “with color, thoughtfulness, elegance” (Sarasota Observer). He has performed across the US and Europe, in China, the UK and Argentina, and as soloist with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Honduras. He won distinction in competitions such as the Masterworks Festival Concerto Competition, the National Federation of Music Clubs Student Auditions and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He studied with Carol Ourada in Wheaton and Hans Jorgen Jensen at Northwestern University before taking his Masters from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Geber. He has held the position of Principal Cellist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, faculty of the Wheaton College Conservatory, acting principal of the Sarasota Orchestra under the direction of Anu Tali. He performs with his wife Hannah (harp) The have six children and live in West Chicago.