Short Bio

ENGLISH

Dave Haughey changes the way people think about the cello. By using the conventional instrument in unconventional ways, he is constantly discovering new avenues for performance, developing new techniques, and writing music that bridges genres. Dave's musical approach is multifaceted, and draws on his vast experience accross myriad musical styles and genres, including Jazz, Folk, Traditional, Brazilian, Classical, Modern Improvisation, Rock, and his personal favorite: Other. He is an active performer and has played around the USA, Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East, sharing the stage the stage with many world renowned artists, including Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Armen Ksajikian, Roman Stolyar, Steven Katz, David Chew, Abigail Stauffer, Yaniel Matos, and Eugene Uman. His teaching resume includes lessons and workshops at the Berklee College of Music, Tatuí Conservatory (Brazil), and the Rio International Cello Encounter, among others. Dave holds a Bachelor's in Classical Cello Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where he studied with David Chew and James Fittz, and a Master's in Improvisation from the University of Michigan, where studied with Andrew Bishop, Richard Aaron, and Geri Allen. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with his wife and son.

 

PORTUGUÊS

Dave Haughey muda o conceito do que o Cello pode ser. Ao trilhar caminhos não convencionais com um instrumento convencional, Dave está sempre descobrindo novas técnicas instrumentais, compondo músicas que alcançam diferentes estilos e encontrando novas formas de se expressar. Seu estilo inovador é formado por sua experiência em diversos gêneros musicais, incluindo jazz, música folclórica, música clássica, improviso, música brasileira, entre outros. É um artista com atuação internacional, com apresentações nos EUA, Europa, Ásia, América do Sul, e Oriente Médio, em parcerias com artistas que incluem Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Armen Ksajikian, Roman Stolyar, Steven Katz, David Chew, Abigail Stauffer, Yaniel Matos e Eugene Uman. Dave Já de aulas e masterclasses no Berklee College of Music, no Conservatório de Tatuí e no Rio Cello Encounter. É bacharel em música clássica pela University of Northern Colorado, onde estudou com James Fittz e David Chew, e mestre em improviso pela University of Michigan, onde estudou com Andrew Bishop, Richard Aaron e Geri Allen. Atualmente mora em Northampton, Massachusetts com sua esposa e seu filho.

 

Teaching Bio

 

I grew up studying the Suzuki  method and received training as a Suzuki teacher from the Chicago Suzuki Institute. I have a Bachelor's in Classical Cello Performance from the University of Northern Colorado, where I studied with Dr. James Fittz and David Chew. I have a Master's in Improvisation from the University of Michigan, where I studied improvisation with Geri Allen, composition with Dr. Andrew Bishop, and cello with Richard Aaron.  It is my firm belief that cellists today are not only expected to be proficient classical players, but contemporary players as well. This means we must learn from the numerous musical traditions that we encounter every day as well as those which might have been worlds away only 20 years ago, yet we now easily access at the tap of a finger. My goal as a teacher is to help my students combine all of these requirements and navigate the ever-changing musical world.

I have been teaching private lessons for over ten years. I have taught masterclasses and workshops in the public schools, at music camps, and at festivals around the United States as well as internationally.