Dr. Chenoa Orme-Stone is a cellist and music educator based in Santa Barbara, California. She has appeared in solo, chamber music, and orchestra performances across the United States and Europe. Chenoa is an advocate of new music and highlighting the music of underrepresented composers. She is passionate about creating new ways to connect with audiences and has recently performed several new works, ranging from solo pieces to orchestral compositions.
Chenoa Orme-Stone grew up in Seattle, Washington and fell in love with the cello at age four. She received her Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and a Master of Music from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark. While living in Copenhagen, she performed with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Royal Danish Opera Orchestra, and renowned Diamond Ensemble, the resident chamber ensemble at the Royal Danish Library. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she served as a Teaching Assistant for Cello and Orchestra, and performed in the graduate fellowship string quartet. Her principal teachers included Emilio Colón, Morten Zeuthen, Marc Coppey, Jennifer Kloetzel, and Rajan Krishnaswami. She was invited to perform in masterclasses for such distinguished musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Martin Menking, David Geber, Eric Kim, Anthony Elliot, Julia Lichten, Chu Yi-Bing, and members of the Juilliard, Danish, and Calidore string quartets.
A passionate educator, Chenoa has a full and vibrant cello studio where she teaches students of all ages and levels. Her students have won top prizes in numerous competitions, and have gone on to attend such prestigious institutions as The Juilliard School, National Orchestral Institute, and Interlochen Arts Academy.