Kelly Avila, viola
Kelly Avila (viola), 18, hails from Norton Shores, Michigan. She is a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she studies viola with Renee Skerik. Avila recently received a YoungArts Merit Award, an honor bestowed upon the nation’s most accomplished young artists from 40 states in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Outside of her musical pursuits, Avila enjoys baking and spending time with her cats.