Katherine Wiley

Katherine Wiley teaches Humanities in the Division of Liberal Arts. She enjoys a diverse career as a professional violinist, music educator, arts entrepreneur, and mindfulness teacher. She is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher, and her class "Mindfulness, Meditation, and Education" draws on 30 years of teaching experience to explore the intersection of mindfulness and learning.


  • Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher, Center for Koru Mindfulness, Durham, N.C.
  • Guest lecturer, Wake Forest University and UNCSA 
  • Director, Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp
  • Violinist, Winston-Salem Symphony
  • Director and teacher, Piedmont Suzuki Studio
  • Former Assistant Instructor, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music


  • Member, Suzuki Association and American String Teachers Association
  • Past President, North Carolina Suzuki Teachers Association
  • Member, Winston-Salem Youth Orchestras Advisory Council
  • Former member, Winston-Salem Symphony Education Committee

Awards, Recognitions & Honors

  • Winner, Baltimore Chamber Music Competition
  • Citizen Citation from Mayor of Baltimore for volunteer crisis counselor for Sexual Assault Recovery Center


M.M. Pedagogy and PerformanceEast Carolina University

B.A. MusicOberlin College