Linnea Scott, of Chicago, IL, is a fifth-year student at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, studying German Literature and Cello Performance. She currently studies with Amir Eldan, but before coming to Oberlin, Linnea studied with renowned pedagogue Dr. Tanya Carey, a well known Suzuki method teacher. Though her cello training is primarily classical, Linnea is an avid singer and folk/world musician and has worked with the likes of the Punch Brothers, Aoife O‘Donovan, and members of Yo-Yo Ma‘s Silk Road Ensemble. Her voice and theater background have provided her the tools to engage the whole body and mind of the student in their music playing, and she is constantly looking for new, creative ways to meet each student‘s needs and keep the learning fun.
A native of Loveland, Colorado, Jeremy Kreutz is pursuing his Master’s degree at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of cellist Desmond Hoebig. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Darrett Adkins. Jeremy has participated in the Brevard Music Center, Round Top Festival Institute, National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYO-USA), and the Aspen Music Festival’s Orchestral Fellowship program. In addition, he was a Young Artist at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. During the summer of 2017, he was invited to perform alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) as part of the Ojai Music Festival, premiering works by Vijay Iyer and Courtney Bryan. He has performed in masterclasses for musicians such as Johannes Moser, Joel Krosnick, Mark Steinberg, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, Gal Faganel, Joel Smirnoff, and Amit Peled, and was the winner of the Aurora Symphony and Greeley Chamber Orchestra concerto competitions. He considers community engagement an incredibly important aspect of his life, and has volunteered with numerous Elementary and Middle schools in Colorado as well as the state’s El Sistema program.