Eli Chenevert grew up playing piano alongside his older brother, establishing a deep love for music through a combination of private instruction and personal exploration. Through SMMUSD’s instrumental music program, Eli took up the violin at the Edison Language Academy. In his high school years, Eli took advantage of Santa Monica’s robust music program, performing regularly in Santa Monica High School’s (SAMO) Symphony Orchestra and playing paid gigs around Los Angeles with SAMO’s Chamber Orchestra. In the summers of 2015-2017, Eli attended Cazadero Music Camp in Northern California, where he sat as Concertmaster the last two years. He is currently studying music at the University of Puget Sound. Eli is thrilled to be working with the Santa Monica Youth Orchestra Opus Music Camp to help provide a unique, world-wide musical education to students around LA.