Cavit Celâyir-Monezis graduated from UCLA with a degree in bassoon performance, and has studied with Charles Coker, Jack Marsh, Norman Herzberg, and Andy Radford. After graduating, he worked with the woodwind chamber ensembles at UCLA, and currently coaches woodwind, brass, and chamber ensembles for the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Cavit also enjoys playing woodwinds for musical theatre productions throughout the Los Angeles and Ventura areas. Cavit is also a composer and has had compositions performed at UCLA, the Shrine Auditorium, Santa Monica College, Moorpark College, and the California Junior Philharmonic. He has served as assistant conductor for the Palisades Symphony and the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic. In addition to the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra, he has appeared as a soloist with the Ventura Baroque Players, Santa Monica College, the Goethe Institut, and the California Junior Philharmonic. Cavit joined the Channel Islands Chamber Orchestra in 2003.