Mira Frisch, Professor of Cello and Director of String Chamber Music at UNC Charlotte, previously taught cello and chamber music at Truman State University in Missouri. She has performed as a chamber musician throughout the United States and in Bermuda, Italy, France, and The Netherlands. Her recordings as a member of Duo XXI, with violinist Anna Cromwell, were released on the Albany Records label in 2010 and 2014. The ensemble’s performance was called “beautifully played” by American Record Guide and their “precise ensemble playing” was noted by Fanfare Magazine. Dr. Frisch can also be heard on the album There Lies the Home, produced by Cantus; and on multiple Albany recordings of chamber music. She has presented at national conferences of the American String Teachers Association, College Music Society, Music Teachers National Association, and the Society of Composers. In the Carolinas, Dr. Frisch has performed as guest principal cellist with the Charleston Symphony, as a substitute section cellist with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, with the Madison Park String Quartet, and with the Charlotte Strings Collective (a string ensemble dedicated to performing string music by Black composers). Dr. Frisch received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Mathematics from Saint Olaf College, a Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota, and a Graduate Certificate in Anti-Racism in Urban Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.