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Benjamin Gish (cello)


is the director of the Walla Walla Valley Academy String Orchestra and has a large studio of cellists and bassists ranging in age from 4 through 20-something. He is an adjunct professor of cello and artist in residence at Walla Walla University. Mr. Gish is assistant principal cellist of the Walla Walla Symphony and holds a Bachelor's degree in Music from Walla Walla College, and a Master's degree in Cello Performance and Conducting from Andrews University. He continued post-graduate studies in cello performance at Michigan Universit. For the past 25 years Ben has attended summer music camps in the role of student, parent, and faculty member. These include many of the Suzuki Institutes across America as well as Encore and Meadowmount Summer Schools of Music. Currently Ben is the director of the Walla Walla Suzuki Institute.