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Rylie Harrod


Rylie's performances have taken her to beaches in St. Barths, playing sold out rock shows, collaborating underground in caves, in the mountains of the Grand Tetons, improvising with DJs, working with modern and ballet dancers, and performing on a Billionaire's yacht. Favorite performances have been sharing the stage with Yo Yo Ma, the Dallas String Quartet, Guster, Ben Folds, The Eagles, and Third Eye Blind. She has shared her artistry on 4 continents and is eager to add to the list. Upcoming performances will be taking her to San Miguel, Mexico and Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Rylie is one of the most versatile cellists around, effortlessly switching from her trained classical upbringing to rock, pop, and country music with ease. Often looking for a laugh, she enjoys creating cello content on social media, with a few viral videos being featured on TwoSet Violin, Classic FM, and The Violin Channel. She records regularly as a session musician in Austin for visiting artists along with her recording work for entertainment powerhouse, Elan Artists. Most recently she has recorded with Third Eye Blind, Whiskey Myers, and Paula Nelson. She performed as an orchestral musician for years, most recently holding the position of Principal Cellist at Waco Symphony, along with substitute roles in the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Tucson Symphony, and Phoenix Symphony. 


When not freelancing, Rylie is running a busy private teaching studio, Harrod-Corral String Studio, educating cello students ages 5+ in the Austin area. Current students of Rylie’s have recently soloed at Carnegie Hall and have placed in the Texas All-State Orchestra. Rylie is also the Director of the Young Artist and the Emerging Artist divisions of Texas Strings Festival.  


Trained to the highest level, Rylie holds a Bachelor's degree from the world renowned Royal Academy of Music in London, a Masters degree from Arizona State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Texas. Rylie attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts and did her early musical training throughout New England. 

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