Bill Conable is Professor Emeritus of Cello at the Ohio State University, where he taught from 1972 to 2008. He has appeared as soloist with the Columbus, Youngstown, Springfield, Knox County, and Welsh Hills Symphonies and with the Ohio State University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. For eleven years he was Principal Cellist of the Columbus Symphony, and has served in the same position for the Youngstown and Springfield Symphonies and the Dayton Opera. He is a member of the Cipriani Trio and was for 11 years Principal Cellist and Chamber Music Coordinator for the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt, Austria.
He holds the doctorate from Boston University, where he studied with Richard Kapuscinski and Leslie Parnas as a Danforth Fellow. His BA is from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Peter Farrell. He also studied cello in London with Christopher Bunting, and chamber music with Stanley Fletcher, Bela Nagy, Leonard Shure, and John Garvey.
He has been teaching cello and chamber music at the college level since 1968 and has students in orchestras, universities, and chamber groups all over the country. His teaching draws not only on training with a series of extraordinary musicians and technicians, but also on his extensive study of the Alexander Technique, which he has been teaching at HNMC for over ten years.
He is accepting a limited number of serious intermediate and advanced students through HNMC.