Theo Dean-Slobod is a Junior student at Smith College who has been playing violin since she was 6. She has been attending private violin lessons for the past 14 years, with supplemental learning experiences from summer programs such as the New York Summer Music Festival, Les Domaine Forget, and Southern Maine String Camp. Theo was a soloist and concertmaster with the New England Suzuki Institute Teen Ensemble (2016) as well as principal second and assistant concert master during her first year in the Smith College Orchestra. In addition, Theo was a member of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra throughout high school and her passion for arranging and supporting musical communities has continued as treasurer for the Smith College Orchestra (2017-2019), and as business manager for her A Capella group, the Noteables. Theo has been invited to perform in the Smith College Commencement Orchestra for the past two years, and was invited to perform with the local opera group, Panopera, as a member of their string ensemble during their performance of La Traviata (2018).