Allen Nisbet

Professor of Cello and String Bass

Allen Nisbet
Office Location
227 CM
Mailing Address
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 621-8467 or (504) 865-3642
Fax Number
(504) 865-2852
E-mail Address


M.M., University of Illinois; B.M., University of Illinois

Short Bio

Allen Nisbet has had an extensive career as a performer and a teacher. He is currently a Professor of Cello/Bass at Loyola University New Orleans. He received his B.M. and M.M. from the University of Illinois where he studied the cello with Robert Swenson and the bass with Edward Krolick. He played with the New Orleans Symphony/Louisiana Philharmonic for eighteen years, and he served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Denver Symphony in 1987-88. From 1975-80 he played with the Festival String Quartet, artists-in-residence at the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a member of the summer artist faculty at the University of Illinois in 1983 and 1984. In 1984-85 he taught at the University of Northern Colorado where he played with the Colorado Arts Trio. Mr. Nisbet played with the Loyola Piano Trio from 1986 to 2006. The group performed throuout the south and received many Big Easy Awards for chamber music. He currently plays with the James Carter String Quartet which is in residence at Loyola University New Orleans. He has performed nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He can be heard on Spectrum Records, Albany Records, and Turnipseed Records. Mr. Nisbet lives in New Orleans with his wife Jane and their two cats, Sofie and Zelda.

Courses Taught

  • Applied Cello
  • Applied String Bass
  • String Ensemble
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