Reseach Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Monica D. Kohler
Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Harvard University, B.A., 1988
California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1995

California Institute of Technology
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
MC 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125

318 Gates-Thomas
Phone: (626) 395-4142

Music Bio

  • Classically trained cellist since 1974
  • Pasadena Community Orchestra (principal cellist), 2015-present
  • Cello-piano-violin recital, Caltech 2014
  • Glendale Community College Orchestra (principal cellist), 2013
  • Cello-piano recital, Caltech 2012
  • Glendale Community College Orchestra (principal cellist), 2011
    • William Tell Overture cello solo (Rossini)
  • Glendale Community College Choir concerts (orchestra member), 2009, 2010, 2012
  • Opera Pasadena (principal cellist in opera orchestra)
    • Don Pasquale (Donizetti), 2008
    • HMS Pinafore (Gilbert & Sullivan), 2007
    • La Traviata (Verdi), 2006
    • The Magic Flute (Mozart), 2005
    • Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan), 2004
  • Chamber music recital (with flute, piano), 2003
  • Chamber music recital (with clarinet, piano), 2000
  • Solo recital (with piano), 1991
  • Caltech chamber music performances, 1988-1994
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (principal cellist), 1984-1988
    • Orchestra tour to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, 1985
    • Orchestra tour to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, 1988
  • Harvard Bach Society Orchestra (principal cellist), 1984-1987
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Summer Institute Orchestra, 1983
  • American Youth Orchestra, 1983
  • Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, 1982-1983

Instructors

George Neikrug, Boston University
Eleanore Schoenfeld, University of Southern California
Peter Rejto, California State University Northridge
Joan Lunde