Ariele Macadangdang is a violinist, teacher, songwriter, and a Community Arts Program (CAP) violin faculty member. Prior to completing her graduate work at the University of Miami Frost School of Music, Ariele studied Violin Performance with Renata Knific at Western Michigan University. In 2012, she was selected as a featured soloist in the Walmart Annual Shareholders meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During her studies at the University of Miami, Ariele was a violin teaching assistant to Scott Flavin and a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow. She has performed in orchestra concerts for Ben Folds, Gloria Estefan, Terrence Blanchard and James Newton Howard as a member of the Henry Mancini Orchestra. Ariele enjoys collaborating with singer-songwriters, and has appeared on several commercially-released recordings as a solo and section violinist. She also performs regularly in Miami with her duo, American Darling Valve.
In addition to he work with the Community Arts Program (CAP), Ariele is a Teaching Artist for Miami Music Project, and assists with the violin program at Saint Philips Episcopal School.