Michael Dewhirst

Associate Lecturer

SA 221

Cellist Michael Dewhirst serves as Principal Cello of the Weidner Philharmonic at UW Green Bay, and was Principal Cellist for over a decade with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay. He also performs with the Weidner Philharmonic Quartet and chamber ensembles, Manitowoc Symphony Trio (chamber outreach), the Manitowoc Symphony, and the Birder Chorale Orchestra. He was a co-founder of the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble and is a founding member of the miniaturist group a very small consortium and the cello/soprano duo "I/You” with Soprano Courtney Sherman, both based at UW-Green Bay. He has also been a featured collaborator on numerous UW-Green Bay Music Faculty recitals. A versatile musician, Dewhirst performs on electric cello weekly with the praise band at Celebration Church, seasonally with Vic Ferrari "Symphony on The Rocks" (a symphonic rock band), the Arlington String Quartet (freelance) and has also appeared with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Peninsula Players Theatre, the Cornerstone Cocktail Orchestra, and Doctors in Recital. In addition to maintaining a busy private studio, Dewhirst serves as Instructor of Cello at UW-Green Bay and as a clinician and low string specialist with UW-Green Bay Summer Music Camps, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Green Bay Public Schools, the Howard-Suamico Public Schools, the Manitowoc Public Schools, the Green Bay Youth Symphonies, and Rock Infused Orchestra.