John Michel, cello professor at Central Washington University, enjoys teaching cello and performing chamber music, recitals and concertos. During the summer, he is involved with the Kairos Chamber Music and Evergreen Music festivals. He was solo artist at the First Kobe International Cello Festival in Japan and premiered Maria Newman’s Solo Sonata at the World Cello Congress III. In 1996, the ASTA Washington chapter named him Outstanding College String Teacher. He is also founder of the Internet Cello Society (cello.org).