Cellist Joel Salvo directs the String Orchestra and teaches applied string lessons at ARCC. He maintains an active schedule as both performer and educator throughout the United States and Canada. His solo and chamber performances have been broadcast over WCLV Cleveland Classical Radio and Minnesota Public Radio and has particpated in recording projects for the Naxos Music label. As a member of Twin-Cities based contemporary group Ensemble 61, he has performed on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series. Currently, he is also a member of Trio Matisse, a harp, flute, and cello trio that actively tours across the United States. A devoted teacher of young musicians, Dr. Salvo has worked with some of the nation’s leading youth ensembles including the Detroit Civic Youth Orchestra, the Michigan Youth Symphony, and the Lakewood Project youth rock-orchestra. His primary teachers include Regina Mushabac, Anthony Elliott, Richard Aaron, and Tanya Remenikova. He has participated in an intensive study of contemporary solo repertoire with cellist Anssi Karttunen. He has also had the opportunity to spend several summers studying with leading cello pedagogues and performers including Orlando Cole (Curtis), Stephen Geber (Cleveland Institute of Music), Emilio Colon (Indiana University), Jean Michel-Fontaneau (San Francisco Conservatory), Alison Wells (Peabody) and Mihai Tetel (The Hartt School). Dr. Salvo holds degrees from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan, and a Doctorate from the University of Minnesota.