Moises Molina

Assistant Professor of Cello



Cellist Moisés Molina, a native of Honduras, is an active soloist, orchestra and chamber musician, teacher, and clinician. He has performed in the United States, Central and South America, and Europe.

Molina has recorded for Centaur Records, Parma Records, Profil, and New World labels and has served on the faculty of the Schlern Music Festival in Italy (now Orfeo Music Festival).

Molina was also a guest artist at the St. Augustine Music Festival in Florida for several seasons. He has participated in the International Chamber Music Festival in Lima and Cusco Music Festival in Cusco, Perú.

Molina was a guest artist/teacher at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the Tennessee Cello Workshop in Nashville, and the 2011, 2017, and 2021 Biennial Violoncello Festivals in Lima, Peru. He has also given master classes at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras. In addition, he has recently given online master classes and lessons to students from around the world.

Molina is principal cellist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and for the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. He has served as principal cellist for Abilene (TX) Philharmonic Orchestra, Abilene Opera Orchestra, Quincy (IL) Symphony, and as Associate Principal for Tallahassee Symphony, Peoria Symphony, and Heartland Festival Orchestras.

Prior to his position at UA, Dr. Molina was Professor of Cello and Assistant Director of the School of Music at Western Illinois University, and he taught at Hardin-Simmons and Abilene Christian Universities. He has given lectures and clinics for the College Music Society and the Texas and Illinois Music Educators Associations. He directed the Quincy (IL) Summer Music Institute Orchestra and the IMEA District IV Junior High School Orchestra for several years. He taught at the Summer Fine Arts Camp at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and he conducted the Abilene Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Moisés was successful in several concerto, solo and chamber music competitions, and he was awarded an orchestral fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival.