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Eliesha Nelson

Eliesha Nelson was born and raised in the interior of Alaska. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees at CIM, and an Artist Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London through a Fulbright award. Her teachers have included Robert Vernon, Linda Cerone and Gyorgy Pauk. Ms. Nelson served as acting principal viola of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and is presently a member of The Cleveland Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra for education concerts, the Ohio Chamber Orchestra and San Antonio Symphony. One of her big passions is chamber music, which she taught for several years at ENCORE School for Strings. She taught viola at the Cleveland School of the Arts Lower Campus. Ms. Nelson recorded “Quincy Porter Viola Works,” which was released in 2009, and is currently working on another recording of Russian viola sonatas. To find out more about Ms. Nelson, you can visit www.elieshanelson.com.

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Conservatory Studies

Adrian Daly

Dean of the Conservatory

216.791.5000 ext. 204


Caryn Reynolds

Administrative Assistant to the Dean

216.791.5000 ext. 273


Hallie Moore

Conservatory Registrar

216.791.5000 ext. 230


Kristen G. Zalar

Assistant Registrar
International Student Advisor

216.791.5000 ext. 233



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