Dr. Chetel has conducted orchestras and opera companies across the United States and has traveled to Acarigua, Venezuela, to work with a nucleo of the nationwide Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System, El Sistema. During his time at the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, Dr. Chetel developed the program North Limestone MusicWorks, an El Sistema-inspired string training program in the underserved North Limestone neighborhood of Lexington, KY.
Originally from Massachusetts, Dr. Chetel holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.M. from the University of Maryland School of Music, and a D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Kentucky School of Music.