Nina Bell began playing the trumpet at age ten, shortly after moving with her family from Ramla, Israel to Coral Springs, FL. She lived and studied trumpet in Florida until beginning her Bachelor Degree in Trumpet Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, studying with Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler and graduating five years later with Departmental Honors and an additional degree in Jewish Studies. While at Northwestern, Nina co-founded the Obsidian Brass Quintet, with whom she actively performed and competed for several years. Nina went on to complete a Masters of Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying with Michael Sachs and receiving both the Dr. Calvin E. Weber Award and the Dr. and Mrs. K.L. Wu Memorial Award in Trumpet. Recent summer engagements include the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, CO; the Music Academy of the West, in Santa Barbara, CA; and Pacific Music Festival, in Sapporo, Japan. Nina lives in Cleveland Heights, frequently performing as substitute with such orchestras as the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, and Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Nina’s favorite hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
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CityMusic Cleveland strives for more as it approaches its 15th season Story and photography by Michael C. Butz On a sweltering and stormy evening in mid-May, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus presented a special Saturday night service, of sorts. It was a program that typically takes place only four times a year at the […]
With generous support from the Cleveland Foundation, CityMusic Cleveland has embarked on a mission to enhance our digital footprint to more fully engage with our local communities, especially younger audiences. Our social media consultant has documented the strategy so far as a resource for other non-profits who may struggle to find the resources to devote to digital media. (link to social media resource page)