A cellist with a long list of honors, awards, and important performances, Khari Joyner earned both his Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School. While studying in the School’s Accelerated BM/MM program, he pursued a concentration in Mathematics in an exchange program with Columbia University. He is currently completing his degree in Juilliard’s prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program. In addition, he has served as a Fellow for the Perlman Music Program, appeared as a soloist with many orchestras (including the New World Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra), and he has given solo recitals both here and abroad. He has performed with chamber music groups, and he was featured in performances for President Barack Obama at The White House, Coretta Scott-King at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, and two of Hank Aaron’s birthday celebrations (D.C. and New York). With his Fellowship, Khari will make a solo debut recording, embark on a recital tour that “would combine aspects of community engagement and educational opportunities for various communities across the U.S. (e.g., churches, hospitals, college campuses, concert halls, community centers), and invest in a range of career needs (e.g., a Sartory bow for his cello, professional headshots, travel, and fees for international/national competitions and various orchestral auditions).