Crispin Campbell

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Cello Institute

Faculty, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia; Cellist, Neptune Quartet


M.M., Cello Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.A., Music, San Jose State University

Crispin Campbell has been teaching at Interlochen Arts Academy since 1980. His major teachers were Margaret Rowell in Berkeley, California, and George Sopkin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His musical interests are wide, and he performs a wide variety of styles, from the standard classical repertoire to Gypsy jazz, blues and Latin American traditional music. He performs with the Interlochen String Quartet, the Triton Project, and the improvisational ensemble under his own name. He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and improvising cellist throughout the USA, South America and Europe, recently recording solo cello music for the film "Bolden" in New York City, to be released in 2015. He has been a guest artist and instructor at numerous music festivals, and has been an instructor for Javeriana University and the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. His students hold positions in major orchestras, chamber ensembles and music schools internationally.