2018 Faculty

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Joanna Blendulf

  • Cello

Baroque cellist and viol player Joanna Blendulf has performed in leading period instrument ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Blendulf holds performance degrees with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where she was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate for her accomplishments in early music performance.  Joanna has performed and recorded with American Bach Soloists, Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, the New York Collegium, Pacific MusicWorks, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and was a principal cellist of the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. Ms. Blendulf is an active chamber musician, performing with the Catacoustic Consort, Ensemble Electra, Ensemble Mirable, Music of the Spheres, Nota Bene Viol Consort, and Wildcat Viols. Joanna’s summer engagements have included performances at Tage Alter Musik Regenburg, Musica Antigua en Villa de Lleyva in Colombia, the Bloomington, Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the Ojai Music Festival as well as the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals. Joanna is also sought-after as a teacher and chamber music coach and is on the faculties of early music workshops across the country. Ms. Blendulf has served as a classroom and private instructor at the University of Oregon and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.