Peirce began his violin studies at the age of three at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Now he studies viola with Kerri Ryan, assistant principal violist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.


During the summer of 2016, I was selected to represent the United States at a two-week leadership program at the International School of Karuizawa in Japan with middle school students from 30 different countries. I also participate in the Kimmel Music Center’s Showstoppers musical theater program and I am an alumnus of Schoolyard Ventures, a program that trains middle and high school students to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas. I am a 2018 Springboard Grant recipient and a proud PMAY and Primavera Fund

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I am a violist and have performed at the White House and in Chicago, New York, and California. I currently play viola in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musician’s Youth Chamber Orchestra, and in the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Symphony Orchestra (PSO). I also perform nationally with the Perfect Fourth Quartet through the Sphinx Organization. After training with Project 440, I co-designed a classical music presentation and presented it to Philadelphia elementary school students. I have attended summer programs at NYO2 (where I performed at Carnegie Hall), Boston University's Tanglewood Institute (BUTI), Luzerne Music Center, and the Sphinx Performance Academy in Chicago and Cleveland.