Haley Dietz, a native of State College, PA, is a classically trained violinist whose passions include both teaching and performing. Haley began studying the violin at age 5, after being inspired by a girl playing the violin on Sesame Street. In May 2018 she graduated from the University of Maryland where she received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance under the instruction of Irina Muresanu. Haley currently studies with Will Fedkenheuer of the Miro Quartet.
Haley is an active chamber musician and is currently a member of the Central Texas Philharmonic Quartet, the resident string quartet of the Central Texas Philharmonic. She also performs with various ensembles throughout the greater Austin and Texas areas. Haley has performed in chamber music masterclasses with members from the St. Lawerence String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Quartuor Danel, and the Elias Quartet.
Haley has participated in numerous summer programs across the country. This includes, National Orchestral Institute, Round Top Festival, Brevard Music Center, and California Summer Music Program. In addition to performing, Haley has a passion for teaching. She holds positions with Austin Soundwaves and Westlake High School where she strives to create a learning environment that is both structured and engaging and believes that personal betterment is equally as important as musical achievement. Haley’s ultimate goal in all her teaching is to instill a lifelong love of music in her students. Outside of music you can find Haley spending time with her rescue pup, hiking various trails in the Austin area, and enjoying great food in the city.