"This world is of a single piece; yet, we invent nets to trap it for our inspection. They do catch the fishes but never the sea, and it is the sea that we ultimately desire."

-Martha Boles

Weston Keller draws from over thirteen years as a violinist, a passion for programming, and a love of visual design in his interdisciplinary projects. His works combine technology and creativity in multifarious endeavors ranging from installation-integrative violin performances to AR research in accessible and multifunctional virtual environments.

Weston's diverse roles have included Concertmaster of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony, Lead Developer of the ARemember Mixed Reality Research Group at UCSB SRA, and Resident Artist at Meow Wolf Santa Fe. He approaches each new problem with persistence and readiness to learn on the fly. Weston seeks to collaborate and bring new visions to life, from spatially interactive Augmented Reality experiences to mathematically illuminated classical violin performances.


Stanford University

2023-2027 (Expected)

Symbolic Systems B.S. Candidate | Music Minor

Stanford Daily Video | Counselor, Camp Kesem | Stanford Powwow Programming Committee

Santa Fe Preparatory School


Cum Laude, 4.14 Unweighted GPA (4.33 Scale)

Spanish Tutor (Professional Working Proficiency) | Senior Editor, Skirmisher Literary and Arts Magazine | Volunteer Event Camera Operator

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation National College Scholar 

2023-2027 (Expected)

1 of 105 students chosen as a 2023 JKCF National College Scholar                                       

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation National Young Scholar 


1 of 50 students chosen for the JKCF's 18th cohort of National Young Scholars                          Participated in summer programs and enrichment opportunities

School for Ethics and Global Leadership

Sep 2021-Dec 2021

Integrity 101 Invitation-only Online Course - Applied ethics and philosophy to modern case studies with guest speakers including Lissa Muscatine and Carl Wilkens. Honed speechwriting skills and composed personal credo.

iD Tech / Codecademy Courses


In Summer 2020, I attended iD Tech private lessons in Unreal Engine and C++, designing and developing game mechanics, environments, and structure. I have taken Codecademy courses in Python, C, C++, C#, and Javascript.

Notable Experience

Santa Fe Youth Symphony Orchestra | Concertmaster


Highest-Level Ensemble, Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association

2021-2023 | Concertmaster - Ran sectionals, student leader in ensemble.

2020-2021 | 2nd Violin Principal, 1st Violin

Santa Fe Pro Musica | Apprentice Artist

December 2022 - Spring 2023

1 of 2 Apprentice Artists selected to perform with Grammy-Nominated Orchestral Ensemble in four concert cycles during 2022-2023 season

Kasi Materials Science Research Group | Intern Researcher

June - July 2022

Synthesized renewable, temperature-responsive cellulosic liquid crystal hybrid materials for implementation in soft robotics. 

Presented research to University of Connecticut Mat. Sci. Dept., July 2022

UCSB Summer Research Academies | Lead Developer

June 2021-July 2021

Devised C# Unity-MRTK solutions | Organized team in "ARemember" interdisciplinary study using psychological and artistic cues in AR | Presented research, July 2022

Meow Wolf Santa Fe | Resident Performer

May 2017-September 2017 

Selected to perform during the “Summer in the Multiverse” Artist Series

Performed with Vocalist Tara Khozein at multiple private events

Artistic Accolades and Awards

Film Prize Jr. NM - Best in Genre, The New Old Witches (Cinematography, Editing, Score) 2023 

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, National Gold Medal in Photography, 2021

Exhibited at the Bronx Documentary Center, New York City, 2021

Featured in the Albuquerque Journal by New Mexico Museum of Art, 2020


Portrait Courtesy of Eric Keller / Soulcatcher Studio

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