Dr. Cole Tutino is Lecturer in Music and New Saint Andrews College, where he teaches cello, music theory, and orchestra. He was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and Visiting Instructor of Cello at Luther College in Decorah, IA.
Dr. Tutino has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and recording artist. He has been principal of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN) and a member of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has been a member of the Oxford String Quartet, and the Luther College Piano Quartet. His solo appearances include performances with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Cedarville University Orchestra, the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, and the Luther College Philharmonia. He has spent summers playing at the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Utah Festival Opera, the National Orchestral Institute, the Brevard Music Festival, the Mendocino Music Festival, and the Las Vegas Music Festival.
A proponent of a diverse array of musical genres, Dr. Tutino’s activities have included Baroque performance practice, new music, and folk and pop music. He has performed on Baroque cello with the Indiana University Baroque Orchestra, the Georgina Joshi Handel Project, and as part of the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. At the conference of the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, he premiered David Canfield’s Sonata for Cello and Piano, a composition that musically depicts the Christian tenets of salvation. He has also recorded with My Soul Among Lions and the Good Shepherd Band.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Tutino earned his Bachelor’s in Cello Performance at San Jose State University under the tutelage of Jennifer Kloetzel and the Cypress String Quartet. He studied with János Starker and Emilio Colón at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he earned his Master’s and his Doctorate in Cello Performance. He lives in Moscow, ID with his wife and three daughters.
For recordings, visit coletutino.com.