Jennifer Aikey

Jennifer Aikey

Mrs. Jennifer Aikey (last name pronounced eye-key) started her musical journey at the age of 10 when starting violin through the Richmond County Orchestra program in Augusta, GA, her hometown. At the age of 12, she picked up the guitar and began writing songs, and has been a singer-songwriter ever since. Thro…

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Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander Payne

Susan Alexander, Violin, Viola, Cello teacher was one of those kids who could not sit still and learned quickly. She began violin in school in the 4th grade and played through 7th grade, when the cello looked appealing. The following year, her teacher thought she might like to try the bass, and she alternated…

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Alexander Appel

Alexander Appel has obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Duquesne University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (his hometown). Alex’s primary instrument is viola; however, he has played violin, flute, clarinet, and saxophone just as long. He studied underneath a handful of professors who are musici…

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Promise Ashu

Promise Ashu

Promise Ashu is a graduate of Rutgers University where she studied violin performance at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Originally from Prince George’s County, Maryland, she started her training at the age of 8, after being gifted a violin.

Through teaching herself to play by watching Youtube tutorials…

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Alex Barraza

Alex Barraza

Alex Barraza is a Houstonian who grew up in the Cypress area. He began his cello studies in 6th grade. Throughout his public school years he has won awards through UIL competitions and has performed solos for his school orchestras along with being an active performer outside of the classroom at community chur…

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Rachel Barron

Rachel Barron

Rachel began her music career as many kids do, in sixth grade when most are offered an elective. She knew she loved the cello early on, and worked hard with her teachers to advance into Texas Region and All State Orchestras. Throughout those years, she received scholarships to attend North Texas’ Cello Camp a…

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Robert Bolyard

Robert Bolyard

Originally from Los Angeles, Robert Bolyard is a happy resident of Seattle Washington. He received his Master’s degree in Choral Conducting at the prestigious Yale School of Music.

While at Yale, Robert was (among other things) the assistant conductor of the Yale Glee Club and conductor of the Yale Glee Cl…

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Carol Anne Bosco

Carol Anne Bosco

Drawing influence from all kinds of music, DC-based cellist Carol Anne Bosco plays with a style that is eclectic and diverse.

As a classical player, she has performed in professional, school, and festival orchestras including the McLean Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the University of Maryland…

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Quinton Braswell

Quinton Braswell

Cellist Quinton Braswell is currently pursuing his B.A. in Music Technology and Minor in Arts Management at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia under the private instruction of Amy Baumgarten. He currently performs with The McLean Orchestra and is Principal of GMU’s Opera Orchestra and Symphony Orche…

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Emily Bryan

Emily Bryan

Throughout the transient nature of life, music has the power to ground us, make us feel safe and at home when we are in the midst of chaos. Studying music teaches us a plethora of valuable lessons that can be applied in all facets of life. This inherent bond and connection is what Emily looks to enrich in her…

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