Shelbi Wagner, Cello

Shelbi Wagner is adjunct professor of cello at the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College.  In addition to teaching cello, she also teaches Low String Pedagogy, Cello Choir, coaches various student ensembles and performs in the Aviatori Piano Trio. She holds her Bachelors and Masters degrees with honors in Cello Performance from Miami University as a student of the late Steven Shumway, and has additional doctoral studies at the Ohio State University as a student of Mark Rudoff.  Since moving to the Dayton area, she has been a regular performer with the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Bach Society, as well as serving as Assistant Principal of the Lima and Springfield Symphonies.  Ms. Wagner has also served as Adjudicator for the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association 7-8-9 Solo Competition.




























































































Ms. Wagner has performed internationally in Europe and Mexico, and has served as Assistant Principal Cello in such orchestras as Adrian, Hilton Head, Beaufort and Pueblo, among others.  In addition to being a section cellist in Toledo, Savannah, and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, her festival credits include Seize the Music- Florence and Siena (Italy), AlpenKammerMusik (Austria), Echternach (Luxembourg), Trier (Germany), Acapulco (Mexico), Chautauqua (New York), Crested Butte (Colorado), Aeolus and Moravian (Ohio) and Texas Music Festival as both a soloist and section cello.  As an undergraduate, she was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and is a two-time first prize winner in the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Competition.  She has taken Master classes from such noted artists as Janos Starker, Boris Pergamenshikov and Yo-Yo Ma.