John Kehayas is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he was awarded The Naumburg Foundation Scholarship for excellence in music performance. He also attended the Indiana University School of Music. Kehayas was an inaugural member of the New World Symphony under Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic and concertized throughout Japan, China, South America as well as the United States. His teaching experience includes being on the faculty of the University of South Florida and The University of Tampa. He was invited to Princeton University to premier and record new American compositions. In addition, he coached and performed extensively as a faculty member of the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival in Brunswick, Maine.