Recipient of 2020 Clara Slater Award for excellence in teaching, Anait Arutunian has been on faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School since 2001. Among her present and former students are winners of the Menuhin Competition, Boston Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Rondo Young Artists Competition, Connecticut International Competition, New England String Ensemble concerto competition, and MTNA and ASTA competitions. Many have gone on to study at major conservatories such as Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Blair School of Music at Vanderbuilt as well as Peabody Institute. A. Arutunian’s students have also been featured on the nationally broadcasted show "From the Top." 

Winner of the 2000 Artists International Auditions in New York, Anait has performed solo and chamber music concerts at such venues as Moscow Conservatory Recital Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall among others. She appeared as a soloist with the New York Pro Arte Orchestra and the Manchester Chamber Players. Numerous chamber music performances have taken her throughout the United States as well as Spain, Russia, Italy and Venezuela. She was also heard on WNYC Radio.

As an orchestral musician, Anait has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and American Symphony Orchestra under the baton of such renown conductors as Kurt Mazur, Ricardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, James Levine, Valery Gergiev, Christoph von Dohnany, Bernard Haitink and Andris Nelsons. 

Anait Arutunian holds her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from The Manhattan School of Music in New York. She spends her summers in Western Massachusetts where she shares her time between Tanglewood and Greenwood Music Camp, where she has been teaching since 2019.