Kayla Green discovered her passion for violin at the age of 6 and began her studies with Angela Corbin. Other past teachers include Bruce Dauser and Amanda Dykhouse (Holland Symphony Orchestra concertmaster). Kayla has served as concertmaster of the Mona Shores Orchestra and West Shore Youth Symphony, and served as assistant principal of the Western Michigan University’s Seminar Orchestra in the summers of 2013 and 2014. In the years of 2010-2014, Kayla played in the Holland Youth Symphony. Her junior year of high school, she auditioned and was selected for an internship with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. Following her experience as an intern with the Holland Symphony, Kayla received a 4-year fellowship with the Midland Symphony Orchestra. She currently performs with the Midland Symphony and the Chippewa River Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her experience in an orchestral setting, Kayla also holds a deep appreciation for chamber music and collaboration with new composers. She has performed as a member of various chamber groups over the past 7 years, including the Mona Shores Quartet, Rose Gifford Piano Trio, and a violin-cello duo. Her quartet is currently working with two living composers to prepare their pieces for an upcoming new music recital. Other recent works of which Kayla has been a collaborator include a ballet and a violin concerto. Kayla’s desire to foster a love for music in younger generations expresses itself in her 7 years of private teaching experience, work as a Teaching Assistant for Music Appreciation courses at Central Michigan University, and performances and sectional coachings in various school districts. She also launched a summer introductory violin class at West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics. Kayla’s awards include the National School Orchestra Award, Edquist Memorial Scholarship, West Michigan Showcase “Showstopper” Award, Muskegon’s Got Talent “Critic’s Choice” Award, the Charlotte M. Martin Classical Music Scholarship, and a Central Michigan University Music Award. Artists she has performed in masterclasses for include Kim Chee-Yun, Ernest Salem, Walter Vehrdehr, and Fangye Sun. Music festivals Kayla has attended include Western Michigan University Seminar, Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, and Music House International. Kayla is currently pursuing a B.M. under the tutelage of Dr. Fangye Sun. She plays a violin generously loaned to her by the Virtu Foundation.