Asiat Ali is the String Instructor for the Essex Junction Public Schools where he teaches beginning through middle school strings and conducts the Essex High School Orchestra. He directs the beginning string ensemble Presto for the Vermont Youth Orchestra Assocation and he has guest conducted district string orchestras in Vermont and New Hampshire. In addition he teaches a private studio of violin and viola students. As a violinist, Asiat has performed with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, the University of Vermont Orchestra and the Burlington Choral Society. Asiat began his violin instruction in the third grade with Melissa Brown in the same school system where he now teaches. At the University of Vermont, he earned his Violin Performance Degree from the University of Vermont as a student of Thomas and Evelyn Read. He then continued his violin studies for two years with Phillipe Quesnel at the Conservatoire National de Region in Rouen, France.