Denielle Wilson, CelloProject Inclusion Fellows

Denielle Wilson

Denielle Wilson (age 21) is from Lithonia, Georgia. She is currently a senior at Northwestern University, studying instrumental music education and cello performance with Hans Jørgen Jensen. She began playing the cello at age 9, taking lessons with Nan Kimberling at the Georgia Academy of Music. In 2008, she was accepted into the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Talent Development Program and studied with Joel Dallow. Since then, she has attended summer music programs including the Interlochen Arts Camp, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Franklin Pond Chamber Music, Meadowmount School of Music, and Aspen Music Festival and School, studying with David Ying, Melissa Kraut, Jeffrey Lastrapes, Michael Mermagen, and Richard Aaron.

Currently at NU, she plays in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Northwestern University Cello Ensemble, as well as participates in chamber music groups coached by the Dover Quartet. She and her two siblings have played in a piano trio called the Wilson Trio, and they present free and open concerts throughout the year. Ms. Wilson’s interest in music education has kept her active in music ministries at the 1st Evanston SDA Church and the Winnetka Congregational Church. She hopes to continue reaching young people with music, through educational performance experiences and affordable music lessons.