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Kelsey Sexton


Kelsey Sexton has traveled internationally as a chamber musician and guest artist at various conferences, workshops, and outreach programs across the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2019, she was invited to perform as Guest Principal cellist at the Kay Meek Center Young Orchestras Encounter in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has also served as a clinician for notable programs such as the Arts Plus Suzuki Workshop, the Watauga High School Orchestra and Annual Retreat, the Oxfordshire County Music Service, and the Texas State University String Camp.

A former resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kelsey directed the Farragut Intermediate School Orchestra Initiative, an after-school strings program dedicated to the growth and support of string education in Knoxville public schools. She also received extensive Suzuki teacher training and worked closely with the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association as a rehearsal assistant, sectional coach, and chamber coach. Kelsey returns to Knoxville during the summers to teach and assist with the KSYOA Summer Music Camp.

Since her relocation to Texas in 2021, Kelsey has assisted with presentations at the Texas Music Educator’s Association conference in San Antonio and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Portland, Oregon. She has also gained traction as a freelance cellist and performs regularly with the Mid-Texas Symphony, Central Texas Philharmonic and the San Antonio Philharmonic.

Kelsey holds a BM in Cello Performance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a MM in Music Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a MM in Cello Performance from Texas State University.