Moisés Molina

Assistant Professor of Cello

  • email: mmolina1@ua.edu
  • phone (205) 348-1466
  • office location Moody Music Building 170

Education

  • MM and DMA, Florida State University
  • BM, Columbus State University

Bio

Cellist Moisés Molina, a native of Honduras, is an active soloist, chamber musician and clinician. He has participated in the International Chamber Music Festival in Lima and Cusco Music Festival in Cusco, Perú. Dr. Molina was a guest artist/teacher at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Tennessee Cello Workshop in Nashville, and the 2011 and 2017 Biennial Violoncello Festivals in Lima, Perú. He also gave a series of master classes at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. He has recently given online master classes and lessons to students from around the world.

Dr. Molina is Assistant Professor of Cello at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He served as Professor of Cello and Assistant Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University and taught at Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian Universities.

Moisés Molina has performed in the United States, Central and South America, and Europe. He has recorded for Centaur Records, Parma Records, Profil, and New World labels and has served on the faculty of the Schlern Music Festival in Italy (now Orfeo Music Festival). He was also a guest artist at the St. Augustine Music Festival in Florida for several seasons.

Molina holds the Bachelor of Music degree (summa cum laude) from Columbus State University and graduate degrees, Master of Music and Doctor of Music, from The Florida State University, where he was a teaching assistant. He studied cello with Martha Gerschefski, Andrew Luchansky, Lubomir Georgiev, and Alan Harris.

Molina presently serves as principal cellist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. He served as principal cellist for Abilene (TX) Philharmonic Orchestra, Abilene Opera Orchestra, Quincy (IL) Symphony, and as Associate Principal for Tallahassee Symphony, Peoria Symphony, and Heartland Festival Orchestras.

Dr. Molina has given lectures and clinics for the College Music Society and the Texas and Illinois Music Educators Associations. He directed the Quincy (IL) Summer Music Institute Orchestra and the IMEA District IV Junior High School Orchestra for several years. He taught at the Summer Fine Arts Camp at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and he conducted the Abilene Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Moisés was successful in several concerto, solo and chamber music competitions, and he was awarded an orchestral fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival.