Kelcey Howell recently graduated with a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy. A Colorado native, she earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Denver, where she studied cello with Matthew Zalkind. As a member of the Juilliard Orchestra and various student chamber music ensembles, Kelcey has given performances across New York City in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and throughout Lincoln Center. Highlights of her time at the University of Denver include performing in masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell, winning the school-wide solo and chamber music competitions, and playing regularly as a substitute cellist in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Kelcey has enjoyed performing cello concerti with ensembles across Colorado and Montana, most recently the Boulder Philharmonic, Stratus Chamber Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony, Lamont Symphony, and Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Kelcey has felt fortunate to complete further studies as a fellow at the Aspen and Olympic Music Festivals, Music Academy of the West, Heifetz Institute, and New York String Orchestra Seminar.