In-Residence Auditions

An ACMC Special Event

Sponsored by The Fox-Khatami Charitable Trust

Please note that this event is invite only.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is a new program that will provide a contract for a cellist to perform and teach with ACMC. Fifty-four talented cellists applied and we’ve narrowed the pool to three finalists who will be auditioning live at the Draylen Mason Studio on December 14! Each finalist will have a one-hour window to perform, answer questions, and mingle with guests. Complimentary light bites and drinks included. Supporting musicians include Michelle Schumann, Sandy Yamamoto, Daniel Ching, Patrice Calixte, and Aaron Merritt.

Annie Jacobs-Perkins


Let Us Breathe for Solo Cello | Jeffrey Mumford

Sonata for Cello and Piano | Elliott Carter

  • Vivace, molto leggiero

Sonata for Cello and Continuo in F Major, Op. 1 No. 4 | Martin Berteau

  • Cantabile
  • Allegro ma non troppo

Piano Trio in D Major Op. 70, No. 1 | Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Allegro vivace e con brio

Piano Trio in B Major Op. 8 | Johannes Brahms

  • Allegro con brio

Cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins wants to do more than make art; she wants to turn her life into a piece of art. Annie’s love of interdisciplinary work has led her to collaborate with painters, dancers, potters, cheesemongers, fashion designers, boxers, composers, poets, woodworkers, essayists, knitters, and farmers. She believes that it is the sacred duty of an artist to protect existing beauty, and as such, is a passionate participant in local, sustainable agriculture and boycotter of fast fashion. Music is one of the ways she digs her toes into the earth around her.

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Julia Yang


Zvezdy | Pauline Viardot

Cello Sonata | Frédéric Chopin

  • Allegro Moderato

Those Secret Eyes | Charlotte Bray

Piano Trio, No. 2 | Dmitri Shostakovich

  • Andante
  • Scherzo

Praised for “her sense of joyful virtuosity” as concerto soloist (South Florida Classical Review), Julia Yang is a courageous and soulful cellist, multi-faceted performer, and founding member of the “riveting” (Reading Eagle) and “impeccably elegant” Merz Trio (All About the Arts).

As a solo cellist, Yang is active as a recitalist and in 2019 was featured as a Young Artist in Residence with Fred Child on Performance Today. Yang has won top prizes at competitions including the Lennox International Competition and the Union League of Chicago’s Young Artist Competition.

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Zachary Mowitz


Stolen for Solo Cello | Allison Loggins-Hull

Four Folk Songs | Gabriela Lena Frank

  • Children’s Dance

Piano Trio No. 2 in E-Flat | Franz Schubert

  • Andante con moto

Cello Sonata | Sergei Prokofiev

  • Allegro ma non troppo

A native of New Jersey, cellist Zachary Mowitz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in July 2018 as winner of the Greenfield Competition. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018, where he studied with Carter Brey and Peter Wiley and served as principal cello of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. He subsequently studied at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Gary Hoffman in Belgium, and at the Royal College of Music with Richard Lester. During the 2018/19 season, Zachary played in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra as Guest Principal Cello. He is currently an Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and a Community Artist Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music.

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