• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

Violinist Mia Laity Appointed to New York City Ballet Orchestra

Laity comes to the role from a position at the Sarasota Orchestra


Violinist Mia Laity has recently been appointed as a Section Violin at the New York City Ballet Orchestra, having come to the job from a position at the Sarasota Orchestra.

Mia studied with Grigory Kalinovsky, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Laurie Smukler at the Manhattan School of Music as the recipient of the L. John Twiford Scholarship, receiving the Helen Airoff Dowling award for the outstanding violinist graduating from the BM program.

She received her Master’s of Music degree as a student of Grigory Kalinovsky at Indiana University, where she also taught violin as an Associate Instructor.

Before joining the NYCB orchestra, she was a tenured core member of the Sarasota Orchestra’s violin section. During the summer, Mia performs as assistant concertmaster of the Charlottesville Opera, and in Steamboat Springs Colorado as part of the Strings Festival orchestra.

She is also the Events Manager for Perlman Music Program Suncoast, and the Executive Director of Soundbox Ventures, a new arts organization that serves as a platform for artist curators and recently created the Listen Hear! series at the Sarasota Art Museum.

Laity made her solo debut aged eleven with the Baylor University Orchestra. Then, in 2007 and 2009, she appeared with the Phoenix Symphony — first as the Grand Prize winner of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, and then again as the First Place and Clotilde Otranto prizewinner.

upcoming events

may 2024

06may01junQueen Elisabeth Violin Competition12:00 am - (june 1) 11:59 pm Flagey ASBL-VZW, Pl. Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles, BelgiumEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition,violinFOLLOW

27mayAll Day31New York Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Manhattan School of Music, 130 Claremont Ave, New York, NY 10027Event Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

june 2024

06junAll Day13Khachaturian International Violin Competition(All Day) Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, 46 Mesrop Mashtots Ave, Yerevan, ArmeniaEvent Type :competitions Event TagsKhachaturian International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

08junAll Day16Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition(All Day) Romolo Valli Municipal Theatre, Piazza Martiri del 7 Luglio, 1, 42121 Reggio Emilia RE, Italy Event Type :competitions Event TagsPremio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition,string quartet competitionFOLLOW

17junAll Day22Primrose International Viola Competition(All Day) Colburn School, 200 S Grand AveEvent Type :competitions Event TagsPrimrose International Viola Competition,Primrose Viola CompetitionFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right