Music Department

Daniel Cline, Instructor of Cello

Cellist Daniel Cline is currently a member of the Rockefeller String Quartet, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Adjunct Instructor of Cello at Hendrix College.

 Originally from Northfield, Illinois, Daniel began cello studies at the age of five.  He decided to pursue a career in music, rather than aviation, which led him to Rochester, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music.  Mr. Cline also holds a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  His teachers have included Hans Jorgen Jensen, Steven Doane, Richard Aaron, and Stephen Geber.  Daniel's master class performances include those for Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker.  He has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, as well as the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.  In 1997 Mr. Cline performed and self-produced his junior-year recital as the first live internet broadcast from the Eastman School of Music.

 Daniel is the youngest in a family of professional musicians.  His father, Roger, is a bassist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  His mother, Elizabeth, is a violinist with the Lake Forest Symphony in addition to maintaining a large teaching studio, and his sister Jennifer is as a member of the viola section of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC.

 In addition to music, Daniel enjoys pursuing interests in hiking, sailing, cooking and electronics.  Mr. Cline is also a licensed pilot, skydiving enthusiast, and a runner - having completed six marathons.