Patricia Fronda

Cello Instructor

Patricia Fronda was only a few months old when she and her family moved to the United States from the Philippines. She began taking voice lessons from Velda Boutte at young age and then later with Judith Dickison, but it was not until high school until she took an interest in cello. She first studied with Julie Alvarado, then Leo Kim.  During her undergraduate degree she has taken part of summer festivals, such as the Sierra Academy of Music in Mammoth Lakes, Music in the Mountains in Colorado, Fresno Opera and Orchestra Summer Academy, and Cello Fresno Festival. During the school year, she plays in the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra, and various chamber groups. 

Fronda graduated Summa cum Laude from CSU Fresno with a B.A. in Music Performance and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music Performance. She has partaken in several master classes with Emilo Colon and Karen Kocharyan, and has studied with Brian Schuldt, Tom Landschoot and Siwon Park, Mark Votapek, Jon Ruck and is currently in the studio of Dr. Thomas Loewenheim.  She plays a Paul Hillaire 1958 cello.

In addition to her musical studies, she has done research on methods of preventing and treating injuries in performing artists. She will continue this research in her doctoral studies in occupational therapy.