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Fort Hays State University
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Malloy Hall 137
Phone: 785-628-4533
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Benjamin Cline

Assistant Professor


MM, University of Northern Colorado Chair, Cello and Bass, Director of Orchestras
Office: Malloy Hall 134
Phone: (785) 628-4226

Benjamin Cline is an American cellist who has performed in scores of venues in the United Stated, Europe, and the Far East. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Kaohsuing City Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, was featured in performance on Public Radio’s WXXI “Live from Hochstein” in Rochester, and has collaborated with many noted musicians, including Yumi Hwang-Williams, Jun Iwasaki, Theodor Kuchar, Richard Fuchs, and Tali Morgulis. He is a highly versatile musician, performing as recitalist, soloist, orchestral principal, and chamber musician. His repertoire is equally diverse, spanning from Gabrielli to electroacoustic works for cello.

Mr. Cline currently teaches Fort Hays State University as Associate Professor of Cello and Bass, Director of Orchestras, and serves as Department Chair. He studied with Alan Harris at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also with Jim Fittz at the University of Northern Colorado. Master classes and additional studies were undertaken with Norman Fischer, Gordon Epperson, Anne Epperson, and members of the Julliard String Quartet.

Mr. Cline resides in Hays with his wife and son, and enjoys spending his free time with them gardening, fishing, and cooking.

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