Lindsay Schlemmer

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Schlemmer teaches private cello lessons and is an active performer in the Twin Cities area.

Started at Bethel



  • Illinois Wesleyan University - B.M. in Cello Performance, 2009
  • University of Minnesota - M.M. in Cello Performance, 2011
  • University of Minnesota - D.M.A. in Cello Performance, 2018


Cellist Lindsay Schlemmer completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance in 2018 and was a Berneking Fellow at the University of Minnesota where she studied under the guidance of Tanya Remenikova. In addition to giving solo recitals, she was featured performing the "Prelude" to Reger’s Solo Suite No. 3 on a live broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio in April 2016 as a part of Before Bach’s Birthday Bash concert series, and has soloed with the Morris Chamber Orchestra, the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra, and the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra.

Lindsay is a founding member of the Meadowlark String Quartet. She performs in a variety of concert settings from classrooms to public libraries and the more traditional concert hall. Lindsay was Principal Cellist of the Southwest Minnesota Orchestra (2013-2018) and is a substitute for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and Sioux City Symphony.

In addition, Lindsay teaches at Saint John’s University/College of St. Benedict and Bethel University and is the Executive Director and Cello Faculty for the Saint Mary’s University String Festival. She also teaches a full private studio from her home in South Minneapolis. Lindsay loves teaching students with a wide range of ages and backgrounds because she is amazed by the diversity of how each person learns and is inspired by music.

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

  • Twin Cities Musicians Union, American Federation of Musicians
  • American String Teachers Association
  • Minnesota Music Educators Association
  • Thursday Musical, Board Member, Music in Our Schools Chair
  • Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity