Seth Gilliard is a twenty-five year old native of Charleston, South Carolina and 2012 graduate of Furman University. An aspiring young musician, Seth graduated from Furman with a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance. He was concertmaster of the Furman Symphony Orchestra from 2009 until 2012. He has been featured as a soloist with the Furman Symphony Orchestra, the Southcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Although Seth has been classically trained for many years, he comfortably embraces various genres of music from jazz to electronic. He was the lead member of the Gilliard Jazz Quintet in 2011 and a member of the Snow Jazz Quintet in 2012, which opened for Wynton Marsalis at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC. Alongside his classical and jazz experience, Seth also has a budding career as a contemporary violinist. In 2009, Seth performed for Oprah Winfrey and a host of other celebrity guests at a retirement party in New York City for Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine. Seth has also had great success on YouTube with his improvisatory covers of hip-hop, R&B and pop songs, reaching well over two million cumulative views on his videos. He gained national attention in 2012 after being featured in online articles by ABC and CBS News. Since graduating college, Seth has been focusing on his career as a contemporary violinist, releasing a mixtape of his most popular covers and an original album. He is currently working on another mixtape as well as his first electronic project.