Marian Casey Cello Instructor; Director of the Orchestra


M.M., University of Minnesota
B.A., University of Sioux Falls

A professional musician, lesson instructor and ensemble coach, Marian Casey specializes in cello and bass. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor's degree in music composition before earning a master's degree in music performance from the University of Minnesota School of Music. After graduation, Casey taught private lessons in cello, double bass and harp as a freelance instructor. She began teaching at a collegiate level in 2008, with experience as a cello instructor at the University of Sioux Falls, Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D., and Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Principal Cello Sub, Section Bass, Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Principal Bass, Section Cello Sub, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Associate Principal Bass, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Co-Principal Bass, Principal Cello Sub, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Principal Cello, Principal Bass, Minot Symphony Orchestra

Principal Cello, Western Plains Opera Company Orchestra

Musical Saw, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Hammered Dulcimer, Minnesota Orchestra

Operations manager, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra librarian, Sine Nomine Orchestra

Personnel and librarian assistant, Huron Symphony Orchestra

Stage crew, Washington Pavilion for Arts and Science

Interim general manager, Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra administrator, University of Minnesota School of Music

American String Teachers Association

American Federation of Musicians, 30-73