Area of Study
B.M. (cello performance) University of Texas
M.M. (cello performance) Boston University
Teacher certification Boston Conservatory
Conducting Julliard Extension Division
Suzuki Pedagogy (Books 1-10) School for Strings
Lila Ainsworth enjoys combining her roles as cellist, conductor, and music educator. She has performed in chamber music festivals and orchestras in the States and Europe including the Austin Symphony, Boston Opera, The Springfield Symphony, The Des Moines Metro Opera, Godowsky Opera, Virginia Beach Pops, AIMS Opera and Music Festival in Austria and the Sienna Festival in Italy. While in graduate school, she was selected as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Lenox, MA. She has conducted for the Greater Boston Youth Orchestras, the Stamford Young Artists and the Scarsdale High School Symphony, Chamber Orchestra and All District Elementary Orchestra. In recent years, Lila served as Education Outreach Specialist for the PBS broadcast “Live from Lincoln Center”.
Currently Lila enjoys teaching a thriving studio of cello students. Many have performed as section and principal players in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States, New York Youth Symphony, New York Conference All-State and Greater Westchester Youth Symphony Orchestras. Some have been accepted at prestigious music schools and festivals including SUNY Purchase Conservatory, Manhattan School Of Music, Aaron Copland School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Interlochen Arts Academy, Greenwood Music Camp, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and the Summit Music Festival. Exceptional students have won awards in solo and concerto competitions sponsored by the Hudson Valley Music Club, the Yonkers Philharmonic, and the Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra. In recent years, several students have been selected to perform in the pre-college cello masterclasess at the annual American String Teachers National Conferences.