Bryan Eckenrode Adjunct Professor
BA - State University of New York at Stony Brook
MM - State University of New York at Buffalo
Cellist Bryan Eckenrode graduated cum laude from the University at Stony Brook and holds a master of music degree from the University at Buffalo. He is currently principal cello with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and associate principal cello with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra and the Erie Chamber Orchestra. Eckenrode is a member of the soprano/cello duo Voci d’Amore. In addition to his work as a cellist, his bagpipe and flute music is on many CD recordings. He has recently recorded the sound tracks for a number of movies being distributed by the Turner Broadcasting Network.
A highly regarded Suzuki string teacher on cello, violin, and viola, Eckenrode is director of the string department at Villa Maria College, as well as the Institute of Music in Buffalo. He has also taught at SUNY at Buffalo. He is quickly gaining a fine reputation as a soloist in both the United States and Canada. He has been principal cellist of the British Columbia Mozart Festival, Canada, as well as artist faculty at the NASO-ASTA String Conference, SUNY at Fredonia since 1994. He currently teaches cello at Canisius College.