The UNT cello faculty, Horacio Contreras and Nikola Ružević, combine decades of international performance and teaching success extending to all corners of the world. They understand the importance and opportunities of a comprehensive international music education that encourages students to explore and discover the entire musical world. In addition to lessons, coachings and mentoring, the cello choir CelloBellissimo presents concerts each year and students are provided numerous professional performing and teaching opportunities in the Dallas region.