Valerie Wiley (viola) has performed in venues across Southern California with esteemed ensembles including the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic, American Youth Symphony, Debut Orchestra, CSUN Symphony, and Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras. Wiley is a dedicated student, attending her final year at California State University, Northridge. She performs regularly in chamber ensembles and student recitals. She has used her talents and collaboration with other artists to promote such causes as autism awareness, cancer prevention, female empowerment, and relief for victims of war. She is the Assistant Director of Newbury Park’s Sequoia Middle School strings program, and runs her own private teaching studio.