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Lamont School of Music

Faculty: Cello

Michael Haber

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Cellist Michael Haber, a student of Janos Starker and Gregor Piatigorsky, was a member of The Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell,  the Casals Festival Orchestra under Pablo Casals and The Mostly Mozart Orchestra at Lincoln Center in New York City. He was the principal cellist of several orchestras, including the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder, Colorado. With the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, he toured and recorded throughout Europe, the USA and Asia. Mr. Haber has been on the cello and chamber music faculties of Oberlin College, Indiana University, The New England Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and Boston University.

  • Office: Newman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Phone: 330 864 5952
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Jurgen  Jurgen de Lemos

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      Jurgen de Lemos, a native of Leipzig, Germany, has been a leader in the Denver music community since joining the Denver Symphony Orchestra (later Colorado Symphony Orchestra) in 1968 as Principal Cellist. A summa cum laude graduate in cello and composition from Hochschule fur Musik in Munich, Germany, and Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, France, he has studied with Andr√© Navarra, Pablo Casals, Leonard Rose, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Maurice Eisenberg.


    Richard   Slavich

    Richard Slavich

    Mr. Slavich is widely recognized as a dedicated and demanding teacher.  Chair of the string department at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, he directs the cello and chamber music programs, and each year offers a ten-week seminar on combating "stage fright".  He has presented cello master-classes throughout the US, and in Canada, India, Thailand , and Malaysia.  His essay "A Player's Guide to the Popper Etudes" appeared in the May 2001 ASTA Journal.

    • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts 311
    • Phone:  303-871-6953
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    Carol   Tarr

    Carol Tarr

    Carol Tarr is an active teacher and performer in the United States. Currently, she is an adjunct professor of Cello Pedagogy at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. She maintains a busy studio in her home in Lakewood, Coloardo. She also teaches students at Beth Eden Baptist School, Lakewood.

    • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 426
    • Phone:  303-871-6977
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    • Focus: Cello Pedagogy
    • Background: 
      • Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, University of Southern California
      • Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
      • Suzuki Association of the Americas Registered Teacher Trainer
      • Nationally certified teacher of music, American Music Teachers' Association
    • Interests:  Making it possible for young people to learn, play, and enjoy music is her passion!!