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Jan 08

New Communications Coordinator: Welcome Cayla Bellamy

Welcome to Cayla Bellamy, our new IDRS Communications Coordinator! Learn more about our IDRS Leadership and Staff.

About Celeste Johnson:
Dr. Cayla Bellamy is a bassoonist and pedagogue based in Fort Collins, Colorado and has been an active IDRS member since her undergraduate studies. Last season, Cayla embarked on a performance series as soloist with a variety of professional and collegiate ensembles, presenting contemporary concerti by Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, and James Stephenson. This series is scheduled to conclude in 2021 with a premiere performance of John Steinmetz’ newest commission, The Illusion of Separateness. She released her debut album, Double or Nothing (Mark Masters), in 2018 and is currently recording her second project, a collection of new compositions for bassoon titled American Bassoon Voices. Offstage, Cayla is an amateur endurance athlete with academic research focusing on coaching methodologies, burnout, and the intersections of artistic and athletic training. Cayla currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Colorado State University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate bassoon, chamber music, contemporary music performance, and pedagogy.