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Camilo Pérez-Mejía

Camilo Pérez-Mejía earned his Bachelor of Music from the Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. At Shenandoah University, he earned his Master of Music in Cello Performance and his Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies, and he completed all courses in the Doctoral program.

Mr. Pérez-Mejía won concerto competitions with the Colombian National Symphony, Universidad Javeriana and the Shenandoah Conservatory. He has performed as a member of diverse ensembles in Colombia, Italy, Mexico, and Brazil, as well as throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Washington D.C. area.

In addition to teaching applied cello at Shepherd University, Mr. Pérez-Mejía teaches strings at Saint James School, Ellsworth Music, and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. He currently serves as principal cellist for the National String Symphonia and assistant principal of Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and Loudoun Symphony Orchestra. He serves as the music director and conductor of the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra and Shepherd University’s Community Orchestra.