Naira Underwood ColaOver the course of her career, Naira Cola has received recognition for her unique artistry and has received numerous accolades including winning the Doris Kahn Concerto Competition, being a semi-finalist in the National Sphinx Competition, and being awarded the Artist Award from the New York Foundation for the Arts. As a soloist, she has been featured on NPR radio, WUWF Classic radio, and WEAR TV . She is a current Section Violinist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. She has also touredwith Ensemble Du Monde chamber orchestra. Mrs. Cola has served as an Artist in Residence for the Sphinx Performance Academy, Queens Borough Community College, and The Noel Pointer School of Music. She serves as the Artistic Director of the Four Strings Academy in Lexington,MA, and has served as the Artistic Director for the Noel Pointer School of Music. As a pedagogue and advocate for arts education, she has instructed hundreds of students in Brooklyn, and throughout the New York Metropolitan area and currently is on the faculty of the First Coast Community Music School. Mrs. Cola received her training under the tutelage of Sally Thomas and Dr. Ann Setzer at the Mannes College of Music for her undergrad degree New York University and the Julliard School for her graduate and post graduate studies.