Jacqueline Ultan graduated from YALE University with a Master’s Degree in performance. Jacqueline’s unique versatility as a cellist, composer and collaborator has put her in demand among some of the world’s foremost artists in new and creative music, includingThe JAYHAWKS new 2011 release Mockingbird Time, DAN WILSON, E. Carlos Nakai, Anthony Cox, The New Standards, Huun Hur Tu, Kevin Kling, British pianist and composer Tony Hymas, and French artists, songwriter/bassist Imbert Imbert and cellist Didier Petit.
In February 2012 Jacqueline co-wrote the music with her Jelloslave cello partner Michelle Kinney, for a TED Talks presentation with BLM Dance Company. Jacqueline currently performs and composes in four unique and acclaimed projects: Saltee, Jelloslave, Starfolk, and Antigravity. Jacqueline was selected, along with 7 other twin cities artists, to present an evening of music with her four bands, for the 2011 premiere season of the Cedar Cultural Center’s new 416 Club Commissions program, funded by the Jerome Foundation. Jacqueline’s bands have been featured at the Twin Cities most prominent festivals and venues, including the WALKER ART CENTER, CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER, SOUTHERN THEATER, St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass and Sur Seine Festivals, The Northrop Summer Music Series, Macy’s Day of Music, Mill City Live Summer Concert Series, and many more. Jacqueline is a dedicated teacher and educator and has served on the faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music and the Minneapolis Community and Technical College for many years, while also maintaining a flourishing private home studio.