Jacqueline Ultan has taught cello at MacPhail since 2000. With more than 20 years experience, she teaches according to the needs of each individual student. Serious, focused and detail oriented, Jacqueline is also flexible and laid back. She stresses good physical form and relaxation and enjoys teaching many styles of music.
She has also taught at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, West Bank School of Music, and Yale University.
Her accomplishments include being a McKnight Performing Artist Fellow, a recipient of a MacPhail Composer Commissioning Grant funded by McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Tour Grant recipient for Jelloslave, and a Club Commission Grant recipient sponsored by Cedar Cultural Center. She has also been by the Jerome Foundation, the Subito Grant Award Composer’s Forum and TED Talks! Jacqueline
co-wrote and performed music for Black Label Movement Dance Theater annual collaboration with storyteller Kevin Kling at Open Eye Figure Theatre, and has performed and recorded with Grammy Award winning producer/son writer Dan Wilson.
Her studies include University of Wisconsin—Madison, and she holds a Bachelor’s of Music from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s of Music from Yale University, both in cello performance.
“She does everything possible to make my learning experience an excellent one.” –MacPhail Student