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Alisha Bauer

Alisha BauerCellist Alisha Bauer is an active performer and recording artist in both classical and popular music settings. After graduating from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Music degree and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, Ms. Bauer continued her music studies under a full scholarship at UCLA where she received her Master of Music degree in Cello Performance. 

Chamber music has been a staple in Ms. Bauer's performance career. As the cellist and co-founder of the Alcantara Ensemble, she was a semi-finalist and finalist in the Fischoff and Coleman International Chamber Music Competitions respectively, and was a MTNA Regional Chamber Music Competition representative. She is also a member of the jazz chamber ensemble Dream Street, which released its third album in late 2012. Ms. Bauer has been a guest artist for chamber music series programs presented by Chapman University, Azusa Pacific University, Dana Point Coastal Arts, Torrance Cultural Arts, The Previews of Manhattan Beach, South Bay Chamber Music Society and at the Banff Summer Residency Series where she was featured in a live CBC radio performance broadcast.

As a teaching artist and music education advocate, Ms. Bauer joined the Los Angeles City College music department in 2008. She has performed throughout Los Angeles communities with the outreach music education programs of the Da Camera Society and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Her successful private cello studio has produced many fine cellists who have been accepted into esteemed music programs such as the Heifetz International Music Institute, Colburn Chamber Orchestra, Junior Chamber Music, Cal Arts, and UCLA.

Ms. Bauer has become a highly sought after cellist by the recording industries. Along with performing on soundtracks for television and film, she is also a regular solo recording artist for organizations that specialize in producing music for advertising media.