Bryce Derrick Looney

Bryce Looney commenced his violin studies as a 6th grader at Montford Middle School.  He joined Javacya Arts Conservatory in the 8th grade where he began to study with violinist Patrice Minor-Floyd.  During the 2019-20 season, he was Principal 2nd Violinist for the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra.  Bryce is a member of the 1st violin section of the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra for the 2020-21 season. He has also participated in the Leon County All-County Orchestra since his 6th grade year. Bryce has had masterclasses with virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Australian cellist and doctoral candidate Amber Den Exter, violinist...

Kazdn Harrison

Kazdn is currently in 7th grade at the School of Arts and Science (Thomasville Road location), “Home of the Dragons.” She enjoys all areas of academic learning, particularly Mathematics, Literacy, and Science. She participates in the school’s cheer/dance team, and a transformational learning program for girls ages 8 to 13, called Girls on the Run (GOTR). GOTR teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons, running games, and 5k preparation. Kazdn has received several Dragon Awards at school, which have been recognitions for her academic motivation, kindness, and compassion toward her fellow learning community members, and willingness to face challenges with...

Hope Ward, Age 16, To Perform A Benefit Concert

September 6th, 2020 Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra’s Violist Hope Ward and Friends To Perform Benefit for Recital for Minority Youth in Sports and Music. Hope Ward is a 16 year old violist and daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charlie (Tonja) Ward and the sister to Caleb and Joshua Ward. A junior at Florida State University Schools, she is an honor roll student, starting goalie for the Varsity Soccer Team, a member of the Student Leadership Council, Thespian Society, Spanish National Honor’s Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  While living in Houston, Texas Hope began playing viola in the third grade under the instruction...

February 21, 2020 7:30 PM Arts in the Heart Concert Series- Rachel Barton Pine

February 21, 2020 7:30 PM Arts in the Heart Concert Series- Rachel Barton Pine

“Striking and charismatic…she demonstrated a bravura technique and soulful musicianship.” The New York Times A leading interpreter of the great classical masterworks, violinist Rachel Barton Pine thrills audiences with her dazzling technique, lustrous tone, and emotional honesty. With an infectious joy in music-making and a passion for connecting historical research to performance, Pine transforms audiences’ experiences of classical music.