Praised by critics for her “deep, soulful sound” and “powerful, enchanting renditions,” Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler has toured three continents as a soloist, chamber musician and artist-teacher, balancing her performing and teaching careers with equal success. She joined the violin faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2017, following her 15-year tenure at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago.  

Kaler is highly sought out as an artist-teacher and guest clinician. Her students regularly win competitions throughout the United States and abroad.


  • DMA, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Moscow State Conservatory
  • Stolyarsky Special Music School for Gifted Children

Most influential teachers include Almita Vamos, Nelli Shkolnikova, Benjamin Mordkovich, Naoum Latinsky, Inna Gaukhman and James Buswell.

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music, 2018-present
  • DePaul University School of Music, 2004-2018

Kaler has presented master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Northwestern University, Michigan State University and Andrews University, among others.

Summer festival teaching and performing engagements include Keshet Eilon Mastercourse, International Heifetz Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival, North Shore Chamber Music Festival and Montreal Festival, to name a few.