Dr. Meredith Blecha-Wells – Praised for her “beautifully full and lyrically strong tone” by Gramophone Magazine, Dr. 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, Asia, and Africa. Dr. Blecha-Wells is currently Professor of Cello at Oklahoma State University where she was awarded the Distinguished Music Faculty award. She received a Bachelors of Music and a Masters of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University and a Doctorate from the Eastman School of Music studying under Janos Starker, Helga Winold, and Alan Harris.

What would you like the OKCPHIL patrons to know about you? My husband and I started a non-profit called the Global Pedagogy Initiative. Our mission is to provide access to music education for those living in the developing world. So far we have worked with communities in Haiti, Tanzania, Thailand, and Columbia. This is my passion project!