Terry Muir has performed as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral member, jazzer and rocker for nearly twenty-five years. As a soloist, Muir has appeared with orchestras in the concertos of Schumann, Dvorak, Haydn, Saint-Saens and Victor Herbert. In 2004, he performed in three of the “Top Ten Shows of the Year”, as voted by the Austin Chronicle, and again reached the top ten list in performances in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In collaboration with jazz great Tina Marsh, he performed dozens of concerts and recorded two CDs. Inside the Breaking was given four stars by Jazz Weekly and proclaimed by Jazz Times to be "Less an album than a multi-discipline art installation, requiring more introspection than inspection."

Terry Muir Performing

Muir is well known to Austin audiences for his many appearances in warehouses, airplane hangers, in partially completed buildings and other unique locations with acclaimed choreographer Sally Jacques. As chamber musician, Terry co- founded the Hengst Studio Concerts in Seattle with visual artist Jeff Hengst, and the Idaho Chamber Music Fortnight in Boise with the Langroise Trio. Other chamber highlights include performing piano trios with the Stars of the San Francisco Ballet, live radio broadcasts from the Schubert Festival at Town Hall Seattle, and recitals at the Valyermo Monastery in Los Angeles.

As an orchestral musician, Muir has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Tampa Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Boise Philharmonic, Austin Symphony and recorded for many independent and Hollywood movies. On the road he has performed and toured with Elton John, Tears for Fears, Sarah McLaughlin, Billy Joel, Pavarotti, and Sheryl Crow, among many others. Muir is a committed teacher who has taught beginners, professionals, students preparing to enter music conservatories and students of all ages, including those well into their 80s. He was on the faculty of the Armstrong Community Music School at Austin Lyric Opera until coming to Charleston in 2011.

Terry Muir gigging

Terry attended the Northwest School, Eastman School of Music and Northern Illinois University. His principal teachers included Raya Garbousova, Eva Heinitz and Steven Isserlis.

He currently makes his home in Charleston, SC where he teaches cello, organizes concert series, and continues to perform regularly.