Derek Stein plays cello. He enjoys playing all styles of music, but has a special interest in contemporary music, also known as new music, also known as squeak-fart music. Derek began studying cello at the age of four under the tutelage of his father. He holds a Bachelors of Music Performance from Arizona State University and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Derek has performed throughout Southern California, including performances at the University of California at San Diego, Chapman University, University of California at Irvine, California State University at Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, California State University Los Angeles, REDCAT at Disney Hall and College of the Canyons in Valenica, California. Currently, Derek holds an Adjunct teaching position at the California Institute of the Arts and plays with several groups based in LA.