Miss. Samantha M. Kerns

Cello Teacher

Samantha Kerns

SAA Member


Stillwater, OK
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Samantha Kerns completed her undergraduate degree in Cello Performance and Music Education Cum Laude in 2020 where she studied with Meredith Blecha-Wells. She won first place in the Ad Astra String Competition March 2018 and second place in 2017. She won the Oklahoma State University Concerto Competition in 2018 and was a soloist with the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra. She has been accepted into a number of festivals such as Brevard Summer Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, and Hot Springs Music Festival. Samantha is pursuing her Masters in Cello Performance at Oklahoma State and is a Teaching Assistant for the Greenwood School of Music. She is currently a cellist in the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Orange String Quartet.

Samantha is a dedicated teacher and has received Suzuki teacher training at the Chicago Suzuki Institute as well as online training during 2020. She is a teacher at the Oklahoma Cello Academy in OKC and is also on the staff of CelloFest at OSU. Her students have attended NCHO, the OSU Summer Music Camp, the Arkansas Summer Music Camp, and CelloFest at OSU. Her students range from beginning (youngest is 5 years old) and advanced(High School and adult beginners).