Casey Buck holds both a Master of Music Performance degree and Bachelor of Music Education degree from Loyola University New Orleans, where he studied cello with Allen Nisbet. Mr. Buck is an avid music educator and performer, serving as adjunct faculty for the music department at Arkansas Tech University, where he teaches the string methods class and applied string lessons. He also teaches orchestra with Conway Public Schools, with string students in grades six through twelve, and maintains a private cello and bass studio both in Conway and Russellville. In addition, he is the conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras’ Preparatory Orchestra, serving first- and second-year string players from all over central Arkansas. As a performer, Mr. Buck is a section cellist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock, has performed in solo recitals in New Orleans, Russellville, and Conway, and has played in masterclasses for world-renowned cellists Lynn Harrell and Maria Kliegel. Mr. Buck resides in Conway with his wife, Kristina Rose Buck (a mezzo-soprano and also on the Tech faculty), daughter Abigail, and their dog, a West Highland White Terrier named Brady.