Artistic Advisors: David N. Baker, Ron Carter, David Darling, Yo-Yo Ma, Julian Lloyd Webber.
Artistic Advisors: David N. Baker, Ron Carter, David Darling, Yo-Yo Ma, Julian Lloyd Webber. Board of Directors: Joel Cohen, Corbin Keep, Sean Grissom, John Michel, Abby Newton, Lizzy Simkin, Sera Smolen, Chris White The New Directions Cello Association and Festival Inc. (NDCA& F) is a 501c3 not for profit organization that has created a network for the growing field of alternative and non-classical cello. The goals of the NDCA&F are to encourage interaction among non-classical cellists, and to promote awareness among all cellists and the musically oriented public about the contributions that cellists are making in many styles of contemporary music. This encompasses those musical styles which are not commonly taught to cellists at music schools (jazz, blues, rock, folk, experimental, ethnic, etc.) especially those involving improvisation. The NDCA&F publishes an electronic newsletter called Cello City Online twice a year which contains interviews, reviews, articles, and other info