Isabel Morales, Cello
Cellist Isabel Morales, 16, is currently a junior at Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP), where she plays principal cello in the orchestra; sings in the choir, concert choir and All-City Choir; and participates onstage in the cast of the musicals. She is thrilled to play the role of Karen in this year’s upcoming musical, Mean Girls. Isabel is a Co-Principal Cellist in the Youth Chamber Orchestra at the Temple University Center for Gifted Young Musicians and has performed with the group both in Philadelphia and in Iceland. As a scholarship recipient in the Settlement Music School Advanced Study Program, she is the cellist of the Ann Newman String Quartet. She previously was a member of the Trimmingham Piano Trio at Settlement.
As a sophomore she was selected for the PMEA District 12 Orchestra and Regional Orchestra. During the summers, Isabel has attended Luzerne Music Center, the Dalí String Quartet International Music Festival, Sphinx Performance Academy, and Point Counterpoint. She is a winner of the Old York Road Symphony’s Young Artists’ Competition and a 2023 Ambler Symphony Scholarship Award recipient. Isabel started cello at age 4 with Amy Barston. Currently a student of Rachel Freivogel, Isabel has also studied with Yumi Kendall and Christopher Fiore. Isabel enjoys reading, dancing, attending the theater, and marine biology.