Viola Studio

Viola Studio

As a member of the viola studio, you will be immersed in an environment of hard-working, dedicated musicians who—like you—are committed to the joy of mastering their craft.

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Caeli Smith

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Caeli Smith (called “intense, precise, and full of personality” after appearing as concerto soloist with The Juilliard Orchestra at Alice Tully Hall) is one of her generation's most sought-after chamber musicians, educators, and facilitators. She has performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Knights, Sejong Soloists, Jordi Savall, the Verbier Chamber Orchestra, and as the violist of Sybarite5.
A curious and enthusiastic teacher, Caeli is on the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, the Heifetz International Music Institute, the Kinhaven Music School, and Hofstra University. She is a Teaching Assistant and Technique Instructor for the ACHT Viola Studio at The Juilliard School. She has led educational workshops for the fellows of Ensemble Connect and the teachers of Musical Mentors Collaborative.
Caeli (pronounced “Chay-lee”) is an alum of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect, the post-graduate performance, education, and leadership program of Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School.
Caeli holds two degrees from The Juilliard School; a bachelor’s degree in violin performance and a master’s degree in viola performance. Upon graduating, she received the William Schuman Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. Caeli also graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in Education, Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Arts and Learning.