Cello-Bellied Sapsuckers

Instructor:  Daniel Hawkins, Cello

  • Daniel Hawkins

    The music of Boston-based cellist and composer Daniel Hawkins springs first of all from the dense forests, rolling hills, and crumbling cities of his childhood Pennsylvania. After leaving the Keystone State, Daniel earned undergraduate degrees in composition (studying with Paul Lansky, Steve Mackey, and Dan Trueman) and cello performance (Sophie Shao, Susannah Chapman) from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree in contemporary improvisation from the New England Conservatory (Natasha Brofsky, John Mallia, Anthony Coleman, Tanya Kalmanovitch). (more…)


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Please note that the material presented is subject to change. Also, the workshop may be recorded and posted on this page and on YouTube. The recording is intended to capture the presentation of the instructor and may include comments and images of attendees. If you do not wish to be recorded, please turn off your video in the Zoom session.


 Here are the sound files and sheet music we will be using in the below workshops:
Old French Sheet Music
Old French bass clef
Old French @ 80 BPM Sound File
Old French @ 110 BPM Sound FileChorus Jig Sheet Music
Chorus Jig bass clef
Chorus Jig @ 80 BPM Sound File
Chorus Jig @ 110 BPM Sound FileBisonpolskan Sheet Music
Bisonpolskan bass clef
Bisonpolskan @ 80 BPM Sound File
Bisonpolskan @ 110 BPM Sound File
Bisonpolskan Left Hand Focus Video
Bisonpolskan Bow Focus Video
Bisonpolskan Bass Line Video

Belcher’s Reel original Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel harmony Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel bassline arrangement Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel bass clef Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel A part variations Sheet Music
Belcher’s Reel @ 80 BPM Sound File
Belcher’s Reel @ 110 BPM Sound File

Virtual Ensemble Template:Belcher’s Reel virtual ensemble template playalong Sound File

Funeral Fund for Mouhamed Cisse (Go Fund Me)