Bärli Nugent
Flute, Assistant Dean and Director of Chamber Music, The Juilliard School

"Cecelia Hobbs Gardner is an exuberant artist of complete integrity with an unflagging work ethic and a sense of personal initiative ..."

Cecelia Hobbs Gardner is an exuberant artist of complete integrity with an unflagging work ethic and a sense of personal initiative that causes her to go far above and beyond the call of duty. Cecelia’s many gifts – her deeply collaborative working style, ability to clearly hear those around her and perceive solutions, genuine inquisitiveness and tremendous energy, willingness to think strategically and take calculated risks in seizing opportunities, and personal warmth – make her an extremely valued colleague. I have been her supervisor as well and I can say that she is a professional who has served the Juilliard community with distinction. I recommend her with every possible enthusiasm and not a single hesitation.