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The cello studio at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University (OCU) under the director of prof. Tomasz Zięba offers an exceptional environment for students to immerse themselves in the study of cello alongside some of the finest musicians from around the globe. At OCU, the faculty and students are united by a shared belief in the power of positive attitude, creativity, and mutual support, as well as the cultivation of critical thinking skills crucial for success in today's world.

One of the hallmarks of the cello program at OCU is the Cellovoce Ensemble, an ensemble comprised solely of cello players where all music majors collaborate and perform together. This ensemble provides students with invaluable opportunities to develop their ensemble skills, foster camaraderie, and showcase their talents in diverse settings. The ensemble's performances have been well-received both locally and internationally, including appearances at prestigious events such as the European Musical Workshops in Poland, the OKC Arts Council - Art Moves programs, performing US National Anthems at the OKC Thunder NBA games and the Blue Doors at Tenkiller. 

Additionally, the cello studio at OCU regularly hosts guest teachers and soloists, providing students with unique opportunities for enrichment through lessons, masterclasses, and recitals. These experiences allow students to learn from leading professionals in the field and gain insights into different approaches to music-making.

Furthermore, the trip to the Hello-Cello Festival in Krakow, Poland, in 2017 exemplifies the studio's commitment to providing students with immersive cultural experiences and opportunities for artistic growth on the international stage.

Overall, the OCU cello studio is distinguished by its dedication to excellence, hard work ethics, and a supportive community of passionate musicians. It is a place where students can thrive, surrounded by like-minded individuals who share their enthusiasm for music and commitment to their craft.

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