Scott Tisdel

Associate Principal Emeritus


Scott Tisdel has served as associate principal cellist of the MSO and principal cellist of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra since his arrival in Milwaukee in 1987. He has appeared as soloist with both ensembles, as well as with the Waukesha and Manitowoc Symphonies and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra.

Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, Mr. Tisdel served as principal cello of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa and was a member of both the Oakland and San Jose Symphony orchestras in California.

He is the founding cellist of the Prometheus Trio, in residence at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and coaches chamber music at the Conservatory while teaching private lessons at home in Shorewood. Mr. Tisdel has recorded for Arundax, CRI, Fleur de Son, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Oris Records.