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1st Choice Music Services
1st Choice Music Services, Central Illinois's professional musician contracting agency specializing in engaging premiere performers since 1985.
"When life requires live music"
A foam filled Cellaire Cello Travel Case can help offer increased protection against damage to the instrument and contents during your next flight to an audition, festival, tour, recital, or for a relocation trip.
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3.19.2011 - Hear the 1st Choice Music Services interview with Alex Ruggieri and Barbara Hedlund on Central Illinois Business. Interview begins at 27 min. 30 secs. listen here
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"Brava!..an important contribution for all cellists."
- Nathan Stutch
New York Philharmonic,
Retired Associate Principal Cello
"An indispensable collection of neglected material for the professional cellist."
- Laszlo Varga
Ret. Principal Cellist
"The arrangements are first rate in variety and quality, imaginative, and musically legitimate."
- Maestro Paul Vermel
"You ought to be proud at having assembled a large catalogue of
really useful repertory for voice, piano and cello."
- Eric Dalheim
University of Illinois Professor Emeritus of Accompanying
"The music arrived today. We are very pleased! Compared to some of the music we have ordered [from other persons], yours is superior in every way! It's been a pleasure doing business with you."
- Shirley Marecak
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Colorado
"Displays virtuosity and artistry"
- WILL-FM Radio
"I am a soprano....and the cellist is principal with Toledo Symphony. We used your Credete and Mein Glaubiges for a Bach to Baroque Program at the Toledo Museum of Art where I arrange a Concert Series for the year. They worked out great."
- Teresa Clark, Ohio
"A few years back Nancy and a cellist did a joint recital. We were happy to find and use several of your arrangements."
- Conductor Edward Alley
for the late celebrated
mezzo-soprano / recording artist Nancy Williams ("Trouble in Tahiti" & "Songfest"- Leonard Bernstein, "Benvenuto Cellini"- Hector Berlioz)