Jamie Fiste is Professor of Cello at Central Michigan University where he has been teaching since 2000. An active recitalist and chamber musician, Dr. Fiste's performance engagements have taken him to Europe, including Hungary, France, Spain, and Germany, numerous colleges and universities such as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the UMKS Conservatory of Music, and the University of Notre Dame, and several conferences and conventions, including the Notre Dame Cello Fest, the 44th International Viola Congress, and others by Electronic Music Midwest, the American Viola Society Festival, College Music Society, and the Mediterranean Studies Association. An avid collaborator, Dr. Fiste regularly performs in the Saarburg Music Festival in Germany and was Co-Artistic Director for the Plymouth Chamber Music Festival in Plymouth, MA from 2001-2007 where he performed with artists of international stature.
Dr. Fiste was invited to the 2018 Music for our Young (MOY) International Festival of Music in Hong Kong with whom he will continue to collaborate. He also regularly teaches and coaches chamber music at the Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. Dr. Fiste has given numerous presentations at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids in addition to presenting at the American String Teachers National Convention. Committed to supporting music education, Dr. Fiste frequently visits school orchestra programs within and beyond the state of Michigan to provide master classes and hold various cello workshops. He is also faculty advisor for the ASTA student chapter at CMU and is overseeing an after-school string program taught by ASTA chapter members.
Dr. Fiste earned his B.M. at the University of Illinois (C-U), his M.M. from the University of Notre Dame, and his D.M.A. from the University of Illinois (C-U) where he studied with Karen Buranskas and Laurien Laufman. He has also participated in masterclasses with Janos Starker and Fritz Magg. Growing up in Milwaukee, he studied with Kathleen Lester of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and participated in string quartet camps held by the Fine Arts Quartet.
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The goal of the Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp is to provide an opportunity for young people to be challenged to improve their musical skills for God’s glory.