Benjamin Osterhouse | University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Benjamin Osterhouse, D.M.A.

Adjunct Instructor: Cello

B.Mus. University of Northwestern – St. Paul
M.M. University of Minnesota
D.M.A. University of Minnesota

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Nazareth Hall, N3303
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Benjamin holds a Masters and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in cello performance from University of Minnesota, where he studied with Tanya Remenikova. He also studied with Diane Tremaine in high school, and with Sachiya Isomura during his undergraduate studies at University of Northwestern – St. Paul. While completing his graduate degrees he was chosen to solo with the University of Minnesota orchestra and was featured in two showcase concerts performing his own compositions. As a freelance cellist, he has performed with Minnesota Opera, Joffrey Ballet, Royale Winnipeg Ballet, and Ballet West, as well as with Amy Grant and Jenny Lewis. He was featured twice as the guest artist with the Two Rivers Chorale and has performed the Lalo cello concerto with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He won first and second place, respectively, in the Schubert Club and Thursday Musical Competitions and was the guest performer for two Schubert Club courtroom concerts that featured his compositions. In addition to playing in regional orchestras in the Midwest, he has participated in orchestras in China, Germany, Norway, Canada, and Mexico. Benjamin has taught cello lessons in the Twin Cities for more than ten years.

Faculty member since 2020

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