Alice Ann O'Neill
Dr. Alice Ann M. O’Neill, SC, artist cellist and scholar, has professional performance experience in symphony orchestras, chamber music ensembles, and as a soloist throughout Europe, Japan, Canada, and the U.S., in well-known venues such as El Escorial (Madrid), Teatro Alla Scala (Venice & Milan), Symphony Hall (Boston), and Carnegie Hall (New York). She continues to perform regularly with The Mount St. Joseph Faculty Piano Trio and in solo concerts.
She attended Boston University and The Ohio State University to study cello performance and Suzuki/string teaching. Her cello teachers included George Neikrug, Leslie Parnas, Colin Carr, Claude Kennison, Janos Starker, and Tanya Carey and chamber music studies with Eugene Lehner, Raphael Hillyer, the Muir String Quartet, and the Stradivari and Guarneri Quartets.
Dr. O’Neill has extensive teaching experience and specializes in the Suzuki method. She has taught many clinics and workshops and presented at international education and research conferences. Her research articles have been published in The Journal of Research in Music Education, the American Suzuki Journal, and the Vincentian Heritage Journal. Previous collegiate teaching positions in cello and chamber music include Capital University (Columbus, OH), The Ohio State University, and at the University of Dayton (Dayton, OH). Several of her cello students have appeared on NPR’s “From the Top,” and won prizes at the St. Paul’s String Quartet and Fischoff chamber music competitions. Her former students have continued their cello studies at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University-Shepherd School of Music, Catholic University of America, Aspen Music Festival, Kent-Blossom Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, Indiana University, Harvard University, and the Juilliard School in New York City.
Currently, Dr. O’Neill teaches cello, string pedagogy, chamber music and various music courses at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of the Sisters of Charity.