What is Javacya?
Javacya exists to provide a safe space for Black, Indigenous, and students of color to take advantage of quality music education.
Kenneth Hills, Jr.
A 20 year old violinist/composer had the honor of having pianist Joe Williams, cellist Khari Joyner, violinist Mariana Green-Hill, violinist Amyr Joyner, violinist-violist Kyle Dickson, and bassist, Portia Lundy-Dunkley perform his Sextet (Her new book is called Auri Hears Music Everywhere)
Samantha Crawford continues to perform locally as a violin soloist in advancing her musical interests alongside her graduate studies. In addition to pursuing a master’s degree in Literature, Media, and Culture at Florida State University, Samantha performs at local and civic events in North Florida and South Georgia, most recently at the Abolitionist Emancipation Ball and…
Phillip Rumlin-Bond is a prodigy violinist and has a beautiful spirit. He is a student of violinist Patrice Floyd at Javacya Arts Conservatory. He had master classes with esteemed violinists Rachel Barton-Pine, Amadi Azikiwi, and members of the famous Sphinx Virtuosi, a chamber orchestra. Phillip is age 15, a 10th-grade gifted student at the Florida…
ELWYN ALBERT ADAMS (1933-1995)
Armenta and Elwyn Adams Fair use image As a child, concert violinist and professor Elwyn A. Adams was a musical prodigy of some notoriety in the African American community of Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born on August 3, 1933. At age five he gave his first violin recital at East Mt. Zion Baptist…
My daughter was with Javacya from age 5 until she graduated high school. The comprehensive music theory curriculum helped Sarah master math. Having studied piano, violin and double bass at the Conservatory, I believe it is the reason why she will become a neurosurgeon…I recommend Javacya to everyone…the discipline and effect of high expectations last for a lifetime.”