Violist Dana Kelley has won prizes at the Sphinx Competition and Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, studying violin with Cornelia Heard and viola with Kathryn Plummer. While at Blair, Dana served as concertmaster of the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and was a winner of the university’s concerto competition. In 2014, she completed her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian. While at NEC, Dana was a member of a fellowship piano quartet in the Community Performances and Partnerships Program, which performed outreach concerts in Boston. Dana has participated in Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival as a fellowship student, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. She has performed as principal of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and as a member of the Nashville Symphony, New World Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, and the Discovery Ensemble. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Dana teaches in Brooklyn at PS 226 Alfred De B. Mason.