Cellists Lindsay Schlemmer is an active performer and teacher. Lindsay is currently a doctorate candidate in Cello Performance and a Berneking Fellow at the University of Minnesota where she studies under the guidance of Dr. Tanya Remenikova. Over the summer of 2016, she was awarded a Summer Internship Graduate School Fellowship, to serve as an Intern for the Artaria String Quartet. Lindsay was also a Schubert Club Scholarship Recipient for the Graduate String Division 2016. In addition to giving solo recitals, she was featured performing the Prelude to Reger’s Solo Suite No. 3, on a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio in April 2016 as a part of Before Bach’s Birthday Bash concert series. Lindsay is an avid chamber musician and orchestral player. As a founding member of the Meadowlark String Quartet, Lindsay performs in a variety of concert settings from classrooms to public libraries, and the more traditional concert hall. The Meadowlark Quartet is a Thursday Musical feature artist for the 2016-2017 season. Lindsay is Principal Cellists of the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra. Lindsay also is a substitute for the La Crosse Symphony and Sioux City Symphony, and is a Principal cellist of the University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Minnesota. In addition, Lindsay is a Teaching Specialist for cello and bass at the University of Minnesota Morris, the Adjunct Cello Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, the Executive Director, and Cello Faculty for the Southwest Minnesota String Festival. She also teaches a full private studio from her home in South Minneapolis. Lindsay loves teaching students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds because she is amazed by the diversity of how each person learns, is motivated, and inspired by music.
Lindsay has had the privilege to study her passion with many inspirational teachers. She earned her Master's in cello performance at the University of Minnesota in 2011 under the guidance of Dr. Tanya Remenikova. At Illinois Wesleyan University, she earned her Bachelor of Music while studying with Dr. Nina Gordon. During her time at Wesleyan, Lindsay spent a semester studying music in Vienna Austria where she took lessons from cellist Joseph Luitz. Lindsay also had the privilege to perform in a chamber music festival and tour in Bulgaria. Before college, Lindsay studied with Dr. Ben Smith and Elise Kuutti in Duluth where she was first introduced to the vibrant world of music at an early age by her parents.
All of these experiences have shaped her as both a performer and teacher. Lindsay is grateful to be able to share her passion for music with not only audiences, but especially with her students!