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UNF professor selected as a Virtual Cello Academy instructor

May 29, 2020

 Professor Nick Curry holding his celloDr. Nick Curry, associate professor of cello and assistant director of the UNF School of Music, has been selected to be an instructor for the Cincinnati Young Artists' Virtual Cello Academy. The Virtual Cello Academy provides cellists from across the globe the opportunity to study with world-class faculty in week-long online workshops. Curry will join faculty from institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music to teach online sessions.


"I am greatly honored to be selected to teach at this innovative cello academy with world class faculty that includes many leaders in my field,” said Curry. “I am looking forward to sharing this incredible opportunity with the UNF cello students who are participating with me.”

Curry and fellow Jacksonville violinists Aurica Duca and Clinton Dewing are the founding members of the Lawson Ensemble. The Lawson Ensemble was formed in 2015 as a result of the group’s desire to consistently perform chamber music with a level of excellence and commitment and to share the results with the Jacksonville and regional community. The group is in residence UNF and performs regularly on the UNF campus, in Jacksonville and around the region.

Curry has played concerts in Austria, England, France, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Germany, Turkey, and throughout the United States. He has presented at national, regional and state conferences and is a sought-after clinician and adjudicator.  His research has been published in the ASTA journal multiple times. At UNF, he has been named the Gerson Yessin professor, received a Presidential Faculty Leader Award and been awarded an Eisen Experiential Grant.  He also founded the annual Jacksonville Cello Workshop.