Kiersten Smith is a violinist and violist based in Southern California. Kiersten holds a master’s degree in violin performance from San Diego State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from BYU-Idaho. She teaches beginning orchestra at Carmel Valley Middle School in addition to maintaining a private violin/viola studio. As a teacher, Kiersten has taught orchestra, band, and general music to students of all ages. She taught classes for East County Youth Symphony and frequently teaches for the SDSU Community Music School.

Kiersten can be found performing with groups in and around San Diego, including Opera Neo, Pacific Lyric Opera, San Diego City Ballet, San Diego Junior Theatre, Christian Youth Theatre, and Visionary Dance Theatre.

In her spare time, Kiersten spends time with her husband and two children, often ending up at the beach, a concert, or a museum.