Trevor Exter

Music and Performance

I sing and I play and I write.

Known mainly for my solo work, I've also had many collaborations and bands. Some producers like to use me as a secret weapon.

In my cello technique you'll hear a working knowledge of many genres. I like to bridge the tactile pleasures of the cello with various technical, sonic, rhythmic and stylistic elements from other traditions.

Scroll for a fun trip down memory lane.


Send me an email if you'd like to sync something or work together.

New Song Demos:

Some gigs I'm proud of:


Cello: "Building the American Dream" (2020 Doc, PBS)
Live original score: Levar Burton Reads: “Goat” (2017 Podcast, Stitcher)
Original score: "Movimento" (2005 Doc, BBC Channel 4)


"Waitress: The Musical" (Broadway, Sara Bareilles): Cello & Guitars
"Villa Villa" (Off-Broadway, De La Guarda): Singer, MD & tech
"Fuerzabruta" (Off-Broadway): Singer & Drums
"The Good Lord Bird" (Int'l tour, James McBride): Bass, Cello & Voice
"Basetrack Live" (NY Times Top 10, 2014): Cello & Electronics
"Breaking Surface" (Theater For The New City): Original Score

Album Releases

see: Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify.
I also have many performances and demos on my Soundcloud page.


Photo credit: Amanda Zwirner