Cellist Gretchen Gettes earned an undergraduate degree from Duke and a M.M. degree in cello performance from USC where she studied with Lynn Harrell. She was a member of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra for six years, and in addition to performing The Nutcracker over 150 times, she has played on numerous film soundtracks and commercials. Ms. Gettes is a member of the Gliss ensemble and the band, Maycat. She teaches privately and is on the faculty at Goucher College, Peabody Preparatory, and Baltimore School for the Arts.