Prior to her current positions as faculty member at both Slippery Rock University and Washington and Jefferson College,  Dr. Paige Riggs taught at the University of Virginia and Appleton University.  She holds degrees in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook where her major teachers were Paul Katz, Janos Starker, and Timothy Eddy.  While a student she was
awarded fellowships to the Spoleto Festival, the Bach Aria Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was awarded the C. D. Jackson memorial prize.

In the Pittsburgh area she is the principal cellist of  both the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and the Academy Chamber Orchestra.  In addition she performs with the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestras. She also performs chamber music regularly with the Academy Chamber Ensemble.


Summer festival work includes the Renova Music Festival, the Music from Land's End Wareham Festival, and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, where she has been principal cellist since 2001.​

​Paige Riggs, cello

​PCO Guest Artist

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