Katherine Wiley

HumanitiesDivision of Liberal Arts

Katherine Wiley teaches humanities in the Division of Liberal Arts. She is a violinist with the Winston-Salem Symphony and is director and instructor with the Piedmont Suzuki Studio. In addition to her teaching experience, Wiley is founder and director of Blue Ridge Music Camp in Orkney Springs, Virginia. She is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and also completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at Brown University.


  • Guest lecturer, Wake Forest University and UNCSA
  • Founder and director, Blue Ridge Music Camp, 1998–present
  • Instructor and director, Piedmont Suzuki Studio, 2000–present
  • Lead teacher and teacher trainer, Winston-Salem Symphony PLAY! Music Program, 2014–16
  • Director, Piedmont Violin Ensemble, 2004–14
  • Assistant instructor, Indiana University School of Music, 1995–96
  • Assistant teacher, Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University, 1991–92


  • Member, Suzuki Association of the Americas
  • Member, North Carolina Suzuki Association
  • Member, Winston-Salem Youth Orchestras Advisory Council
  • Volunteer, City With Dwellings Augsburg Overflow Men's Shelter


M.M. Pedagogy and PerformanceEast Carolina University

B.A. MusicOberlin College