Kasey Calebaugh

Violin, Viola Teacher, Student

Kasey Calebaugh

SAA Member


East Granby, CT
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Kasey Calebaugh enjoys a wide range of musical endeavours, as a performer, chamber musician, and Suzuki teacher. As a member of The Hartt School’s Performance 20/20, an honors chamber ensemble that awards full-tuition scholarship to attend the University of Hartford, he is pursuing a DMA under Rita Porfiris. His previous degrees include a BM from Northern Arizona University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Outstanding Graduating Student Award, and a MM from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in Viola Performance and String Pedagogy.

Calebaugh began his Suzuki violin studies in Arizona, studying with pedagogues Louise Scott, Shelly Rich, and Karin Hallberg. As an undergraduate student, Calebaugh taught through NAU’s Community Music and Dance Academy completing long-term, Suzuki training to become a certified teacher while actively performing throughout Northern Arizona with groups like the Flagstaff Symphony as well as the Verdi Valley Sinfonietta. A love for teaching led him to attend UO on full-scholarship. As a Graduate Teaching Fellow he taught Suzuki group and private lessons, Music Mind Games, Music & Movement in a group class setting, and coached student chamber ensembles. Mr. Calebaugh currently teaches Suzuki private lessons and group classes at The Community Music School of the Arts in Mansfield, CT.

As a student Calebaugh’s musical pursuits have led him to attend many summer festivals such as NAU’s own Curry Summer Music Camp as both student and counselor, the National Music Festival, Winter Chamber Music Institute, Chautauqua Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival. He has had the pleasure of studying under renowned pedagouges Paul Coletti, Carol Rodland, Caroline Coade, Rami Solomonow, Dimitri Murrath, Honggang Li, and Roland Vamos in addition to masterclass participation with Nicholas Canellakis, Steven Moeckel, Jeffrey Swann, Bill Preucil, the Merling Trio, and Jacques Israelievitch. His plans for the future include further teaching and training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas and continuing to spread his love and passion for music.