Jennifer Kloetzel

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April 1, 2021

UC Santa Barbara Professor of Cello Jennifer Kloetzel has been invited to serve as the American adjudicator for the 2nd World Cello E-Competition, organized by the Napolinova music association.

Established to provide young artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents on a world-stage during this quarantine time, the competition is open to musicians from across the globe. For the second year in a row, Kloetzel will serve as one of three international judges, including Catalin Ilea (University of the Arts; Berlin, Germany) and Kyungok Park (Hanyang University; Seoul, South Korea). Fifteen scholarship prizes will be awarded and the winners will be promoted through radio broadcasts, social media, and eventually live concerts. 

An in-demand educator and adjudicator, Kloetzel has given master classes at The Juilliard School, San Francisco Conservatory, and at universities throughout the United States. She taught cello and chamber music at San José State University, and has been on the faculty of the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music since 2016. In 2018, she was named Assistant Professor of Cello and Head of Strings, and in 2020, she was promoted to Professor of Cello.

Visit the Napolinova website to learn more about the competition.

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