About Us

Erinn Renyer is a Lecturer in Music at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She maintains a private cello studio and is Director of the Topeka Cello Collective, a community of 30+ student cellists that perform for regional events. Erinn performs as a freelance soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout Northeast Kansas. When not doing all things cello, she loves outdoor activities with her husband, Todd and yellow lab, Milo.

Edward Laut, cellist, has appeared as soloist on radio and television in the U.S. and abroad.  Concerto for Cello and Jazz Band, Sonata for Solo Cello, and Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio, by renowned composer David Baker, were premiered and recorded on the Liscio label by Laut.  He has recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and National Public Radio and won the plaudits of such composers as Samuel Barber, George Crumb, and Virgil Thompson for his performances of their works. A graduate of Indiana University having studied with Janos Starker, has held principal positions in the Manila Symphony, the USAF Band, Washington D.C., and the Atlantic Symphony. He also was assistant principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra.  He taught in the Philippines under the auspices the JDR III Fund Project. In 1977 he joined the faculty of the University of Kansas, where he was named Outstanding Educator by the Mortar Board Society.