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Alicia Randisi-Hooker
741 Largo Vista Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-675-7881 alicia@celloleap.com
Cello LEAP is the Suzuki Cello Studio of Alicia Randisi-Hooker. Love, Education, Artistry, Progress. 23 years of as professional cellist and teaching cello lessons to students ages 18 months to adult.

Professional Objectives
To educate and assist students with their musical growth and development, whether professional or avocational through early childhood music classes, individual cello lessons, group cello lessons and masterclasses; to play cello professionally as a soloist and with chamber groups and orchestras.

Skills
Thirty years as a professional cellist. Ability to teach cello lessons, Music Appreciation lessons, Music History, First Year Music Theory

Experience
Director and Founder, Cello LEAP Studio                                                                     
1999 to Present  Knoxville, Tennessee
1996-1999   Wichita Falls Texas
1985-1996 Philadelphia Pennsylvania         

Founded private cello studio of 20-30 cello students, teaching lessons to students ages 3 to adult, many of whom have won international awards, scholarships and competitions. Love, Education, Artistry, Progress: Cello LEAP! Taught Suzuki and traditional cello lessons at every level from pre-school beginner cellists through concerto level cellists. Directed all cello activities and workshops as board member, founder and president of the Greater Knoxville Suzuki String Association in East Tennessee.

Currently Master Clinician, employed during the summer at the following:
Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute,  Justin Lewis Director, 1989-2009              
Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp, Katherine Wiley, Director    2005-2009                      
Walla Walla Suzuki Institute, Benjamin Gish, Director, 2003-2007      
               

Weekend Workshops including: Ithaca Talent Education, Renaissance Music Academy, Binghamton Cello Festival, Community Cello Works Cello Festival, Michigan State University, Suzuki Association of  Washington State

1987-1993
Department Head and Artistic Director, Academy of Children’s Music 
Ft. Washington, PA

Taught Suzuki and traditional cello. Coached chamber music at Saturdays for Academy Artists Program.
Supervised faculty of twenty-six teachers. Assisted in recruiting and hiring of teachers, and prepared and ran all faculty meetings, recitals, and concerts both in-house and in the community. Directed and coordinated all cello activities and workshops, and served as board member for the Greater Philadelphia Suzuki Association.

1985-1987
Graduate Assistant, Community Music Program and Center for Gifted Young Musicians 
Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Prepared billing statements, catalogued and organized chamber music library for division of approximately 150 students.
Taught Suzuki and traditional cello lessons to both inner city young people and musically gifted students.

1983-1985
Head Librarian, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA

Oversaw the daily operations and special events, such as music sales, of three branches with SMS board members and student and parent volunteer staff.

1979-1983
Instructor of Cello and Music Appreciation
Centenary College of Louisiana,  Shreveport, LA

Taught  traditional and Suzuki cello students and Music Appreciation.

1977-1979
Maryville  College Preparatory Division, Instructor of Cello, Maryville, TN        
                             
Taught cellists enrolled in the Preparatory Division of Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee.

Education
1996 Master of Music in Cello Performance, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                                                            
1978 Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Awards
Tennessee Governors School for the Arts, Outstanding Teacher
Temple University Preparatory Division, Community Music Grant
Full tuition and stipend as teaching and administrative assistant
Faculty Service Award and full tuition, University of Tennessee
Edna Mae Burnham Scholarship, University of Tennessee
Music Study Club Scholarship, Knoxville Chapter

Performance Skills and History, Orchestral
Cellist, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville, Tennessee
Cellist, Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville, Tennessee
Cellist, Wichita Falls Philharmonic                                                                                                                  
Cellist, Trenton Symphony                                                                           
Cellist, Reading PA Symphony                                                                   
Cellist, Philly Pops                                                                    
Cellist, Shreveport Symphony Orchestra                                                     
Cellist, Civic Orchestra of Chicago                                                           

Chamber Music
Cellist, Trio Spumante, Knoxville, Tennessee
Cellist, Midwestern Trio, Ensemble in Residence, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texax                                         
Cellist, Cristofori Trio, Ensemble in Residence, Academy of Children’s Music, Philadelphia Pennsylvania    

Extensive outreach concerts for young people were performed in the community, in addition to concerts for adults.

References
Available on Request