Kourtney Newton

cello lessons in dallas Cello Beginner to advanced All ages Classical

How long have you been playing cello?

Over 17 years.

Professional Experience:

Kourtney Newton is an cello teacher actively teaching cello lessons in Dallas, TX. She currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the University of North Texas where she studies with Nikola Ruzevic.  Kourtney is an experienced orchestral player and has enjoyed performing with symphony orchestras in Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.  She has performed at many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as other notable concert halls in Salzburg, Vienna and London.  She is also passionate about chamber music, and as a founding member of the KAZM string quartet has performed in and around Colorado, as well as a 2012 tour in Bangkok, Thailand.  Kourtney is an ardent supporter of new music and was a member of the Colorado Sound Painting Improvisation ensemble, as well as a guest artist in the Aquila Contemporary Music Recital Series in 2012 and 2013.  She is also active in UNT’s new music ensemble, NOVA. Since moving to Texas, Kourtney has been involved with the popular music scene in the DFW area and has performed with artists such as Michael Bublé, The Celtic Women and Il Divo.


University of North Texas                                          2013-Present

D.M.A., Cello Performance

University of Northern Colorado                                2009-2012

M.M., Cello Performance

Stephen F. Austin State University                             2004-2009

B.M., Cello Performance


  • Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra-Section Cello *audition winner
  • Brazosport Symphony Orchestra-Section Cello *audition winner
  • Orchestra of the Pines-Assistant principal cello *audition winner
  • Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
  • Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Texarkana Symphony Orchestra
  • Monroe Symphony Orchestra
  • Richardson Symphony Orchestra
  • Greeley Chamber Orchestra
  • SFA Chamber Orchestra-Austria tour, 2005 Mozart Festival
  • Kansas City Puccini Opera Festival
  • Little Theatre of the Rockies
  • Windsor Community Playhouse
  • Irving Lyric Stage
  • Fort Collins Candle Light Dinner Theater
  • Brazosport Center Stages
  • The Celtic Women, Music Hall at Fair Park with Dallas Pops
  • Michael Bublé To Be Loved Tour, American Airlines Center
  • Il Divo at Winstar Casino


  • KAZM string quartet- 2012 Bangkok, Thailand tour
  • Vista String Quartet, 2005-2009
  • Chamber Music in the Pines Summer Music Festival
  • Manchester Chamber Music Festival
  • Wintergreen Performing Arts Chamber Music Festival
  • Aquilla Contemporary Music Summer Recital Series
  • Longmont Council for the Arts Chamber Music Recital Series
  • Loveland Friends of Chamber Music Society
  • UNT NOVA New Music Ensemble
  • UNCO Angie Southard Chamber Music Competition *finalist
  • Colorado Soundpainting Improvisation Ensemble