College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Ms. Keira Fullerton

Area: Cello

Phone: 817.272.3471
Office Location: FA 253B
Degree(s): M.M. Cleveland Institute of Music, B.M. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Mentis Profile:

Ohio native Keira Fullerton began her musical training at age three.  After moving to Toronto, Ontario in 1991, she continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music and appeared as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2000 as winner of the TSYO concerto competition.  Keira earned her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music studying with Desmond Hoebig and in 2005 completed her Master of Music degree with Stephen Geber at the Cleveland Institute of Music. 

Keira has been assistant principal cello of the Fort Worth Symphony since 2008, and an adjunct professor of cello at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2015.  Before joining the FWSO, she held the position of assistant principal with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in Winnipeg, Manitoba for three seasons.  She has also performed as an extra musician with the Houston, Pittsburgh, and Seattle Symphonies.  She has participated in many summer music festivals, including multiple summers with the Crested Butte Music Festival in Crested Butte, CO, several summers with the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO, and most recently at Music in the Mountains in Durango, CO.  As a chamber musician, Keira has been featured in several chamber music series in Winnipeg, Fort Worth and Dallas, and also appeared as a collaborative guest artist in the International Clarinet Association’s Clarinetfest 2010 in Austin, Texas.  She and her husband, Colin, a violist in the Dallas Opera Orchestra and frequent extra musician with the FWSO, live in North Arlington with their two young children, Morgan and Liana.