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Isaac Selya


MYCincinnati Strings Teaching Artist


513.251.3800 x106

My Story

At MYCincinnati, Isaac teaches cello and conducts ensembles. Outside of MYC, Isaac is the founder and Artistic Director of Queen City Opera, where he has led acclaimed performances that combine high-caliber opera with a focus on social justice issues. As a guest conductor, he has led the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Germany, the Xiamen Philharmonic in China, and the National Symphony of Guatemala. Isaac’s work can also be heard on the soundtrack to the award-winning video game, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows. He holds a BA from Yale College, an MM from Mannes College, and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music. He has two cats, named Tosca and Aida.

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