The Alaska Cello Intensive (ACI) is a series of workshops providing focused cello instruction and ensemble work for college-bound and elementary students.

ACI combines intense music study with the perhaps more intense experience of Alaska’s midnight sun, landscapes like Denali National Park or Kennecott Glacier, Northern Lights, ice fog and stone-cold silence. 

Summer 2020: August 2 - August 10


Program Dates: August 2-August 10


University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Complex

August 2 -August 7 Daily, 8:30am-5:30pm


Daily coursework includes:

• Technique

• Masterclass

• Ensemble Coaching

• Piano Collaboration

• Performance Class

• Cello Choir Rehearsal/Recording

*Cello Elective --$300 additional fee


Evening/Weekend Excursions

Excursions are insanely fun! They are also entirely optional, voluntary, and parent-run. Student participation is dependent upon family consent and involvement.


Monday August 3 Mountain Bike, Blueberry Picking, Pie eating contest

Tuesday August 4 Chena River Kayak, Raft, Canoe Wednesday August 5 Hike/Chena Hot Springs

Thursday August 6 Tanana River Excursion (water-skiing, kayaking, barbecue, beach fun, mud fun) Friday August 7 7:30 PM ACI Cello Performance

ACI Alaska Tour

August 8-August 10

Fairbanks-Denali Park

Program Registration Fee $1,300

(includes student ACI Alaska Tour travel fees

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Alaska Cello Intensive is a program of The Folk School Fairbanks, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization

Sponsored by:

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Alaska Cello Intensive