Violist JT Kane is currently the Dean of Visiting Faculty and Orchestra Manager for the New World Symphony (NWS). Before joining NWS, he was the Personnel and Popular Programing Manager and violist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Principal Violist for the Chattanooga Symphony, and was the Acting Assistant Principal Violist for six seasons with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, in Veracruz, Mexico. He was on the faculty at the Facultad de Música-Universidad Veracruzana, and the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz. As an avid chamber musician, JT formed two string quartets, the KLEF Quartet in Miami, Florida, and the Tamayo String Quartet in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.
JT received his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance at the Harid Conservatory (now Conservatory of Music at Lynn University) where he studied with Victoria Chiang, and his Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Miami, where he was the Teaching Assistant to Pamela McConnell. As a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician, JT has toured the United States, Mexico, Taiwan, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, and Europe. He has played in the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angles, Bellas Artes and Nezhualcoyotl in Mexico City, and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.