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Allen Winold

Allen Winold was Professor Emeritus of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also taught at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik and Wilmington (Ohio) College. He was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. He has taught violin and viola and conducted youth orchestras in the United States and Canada. 

He studied violin and viola with Jean Ten Have and Sigmund Effron and chamber music with Josef Gingold and William Primrose. He received Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Cincinnati College of Music and a PhD in music theory from Indiana University. He has taught courses in music appreciation, music theory and music history and has written over a dozen books on musical topics, most recently a two-volume study of Bach’s Cello Suites published by Indiana University Press.


"Big Al" passed peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of August 15, 2016 after 87 years of being an inspiring teacher, indefatigable administrator, brilliant author, passionate musician, and loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He is sorely missed.


Memorial contributions in his honor can be made here or here, or to the charity of your choice.

Helga Winold

Helga is Professor Emeritus at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she taught private cello, cello literature, cello pedagogy and chamber music.  In 2008 she was honored at Indiana University with the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching.   Presently retired, she is affiliated with the music faculties of the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa and maintains a busy schedule of private teaching, master classes, solo recitals, and chamber music recitals.


Helga's students have gone on to important performing and teaching positions.  As a performer, Helga has played solo and chamber music recitals internationally.  As a researcher, she has made important contributions in movement and string playing.



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