A String Quartet Songs4Smiles

Shannon Cao

Shannon is 17 years old and a senior at La Jolla High school. She started playing viola when she was 8. In September 2018, she began to study under the direction of Mr. Hernan Constantino. Shannon currently plays viola in the Chamber Orchestra and Advanced Orchestra of Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. During the summer of 2021 and 2022, she auditioned and was accepted by the Intensive Viola Program of Interlochen Arts Camp. She is also a violist, violinist and percussionist in Bohua Academy of Chinese Musical Arts, a local Chinese traditional music group. Outside of music, she enjoys distance running and volunteering at local food bank and hospitals.


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