Praised for her “beautifully full and lyrically strong tone” by Gramophone Magazine, Meredith Blecha-Wells is a sought-after performer and instructor. She has played throughout much of the United States, as well as Europe, Australia, South America, and Asia. Currently based in Oklahoma City, Dr. Blecha-Wells performs regularly with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble.
Dr. Philip Borter, Assistant Professor of Cello, joined the Baylor University School of Music faculty in 2020. His primary teachers include Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot at the Eastman School of Music (DMA, MM), Richard Aaron at the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM), with further studies at the Hochschule für Musik - Freiburg and with cellists Janos Starker, Joel Krosnick, Eleanor Schoenfeld, and Stephen Geber.
Meryl Geib, cellist and pedagogue, has maintained an active and varied career as a musician in central Oklahoma since 2009. She earned her Bachelors of Music degree with distinction from the School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with previous studies at the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her primary teachers include Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Dr. Karen Becker, and Dr. Elizabeth Morrow.
Mihai Tetel began his musical studies in his native Romania at the famed George Enescu Music School. Settling in Canada in 1979, he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto as an honors student of the celebrated virtuoso Vladimir Orloff. He earned a Master's degree from The Juilliard School in 1986, and a Professional Studies Diploma from the Mannes School in New York in 1988. His principal cello teachers have included Lorne Munroe and Timothy Eddy.