CelloBop - Gideon Freudmann - Arts For Learning Massachusetts



Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-12
Scheduling Request

CelloBop is a whirlwind 500-year history of the cello – its past, present, and future. Gideon combines excerpts from various periods for the cello repertoire with explanations about its construction and tone. He demonstrates how the conventional acoustic instrument is played, then wows students when he plugs in his futuristic electric cello, showing how it can create an even wider range of sounds and styles. CelloBop includes classical, blues, swing, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and spontaneously improvised music.

Program available in person, live online, or as a pre recorded video including one virtual artist visit.

Length: 45-60 Minutes
Audience Limit: 250
Curriculum Connection: Music, Music History

Single Performance: $650
Additional Performances: $520
Travel: $50 per day
Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (live online)

School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artist a co-host. Screen share must be enabled. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.


Remote (pre recorded)

School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Downloads are prohibited. Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.




  • Reserved parking space
  • An extension cord
  • Access to an outlet
  • A piano bench or a straight-back, armless, wood chair
  • Rug or rubber floor mat (3’ x 5’)
  • Water

Performance Space:

  • Elevated stage if possible, clear of extra materials and swept.
  • Elementary students should sit on floor with a row of chairs in the back. Older students can sit on the floor or on chairs.

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 15 minutes

Time needed between performances: 5 minutes.

Teacher participation is expected.

Please introduce the performer as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts artist.

More From Gideon Freudmann

Visiting artist, in-person availability for SY 2023-2024 May 2024, reach out to us for more info. This program is available online year-round.