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Adjunct Professor of Cello
Canadian-born cellist Dana McComb has performed as a chamber musician, recitalist and orchestral musician in venues across North America. In May of 2013, Ms. McComb performed the world premiere of William Soleau’s Chasing Cello with the Richmond Ballet. She has been featured on the Noontime Concert Series in San Francisco, can be heard on the soundtracks for The Music Man; Sunken Cities (Discovery Channel), and various television commercials. She has also performed in the Toronto Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Sacramento Symphony, and the Richmond Symphony, to name a few. Ms. McComb has participated in the Banff Chamber Music Academy, National Orchestral Institute, Kneisel Hall Music Center, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Meadowmount Summer Music School, and was awarded the top prize in Chamber Music at the Canadian Music Competition.
An avid teacher, Ms. McComb has held faculty positions at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and the Eckhardt-Gramattee Conservatory, and is currently on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. She also teaches privately in Richmond. In 2015, her students represented the state of Virginia at the regional level for both the Junior and Senior String divisions, and at the Nationals Finals for the Junior level of the MTNA competition.
She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she studied with Irene Sharp and Bonnie Hampton.