Dr. Cole Tutino is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Cello at Miami University in Oxford, OH, where he teaches cello, chamber music, and aural skills, and performs with the Oxford String Quartet. He has also served as Visiting Instructor of Cello at Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he performed with the Luther College Piano Quartet. Dr. Tutino has done recording work with My Soul Among Lions and the Good Shepherd Band of Clearnote Church (Bloomington, IN). He has been principal cellist of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra (IN) and a member of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Luther College Philharmonia, the Miami University Symphony Orchestra, and the Cedarville University Orchestra.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he earned his Bachelor’s in Cello Performance at San Jose State University under the tutelage of Jennifer Kloetzel and the Cypress String Quartet. He studied with János Starker and Emilio Colón at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he earned his Master’s and his Doctorate in Cello Performance. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and two daughters.