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 the 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.
Bryce has had master classes with virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine, Australian cellist and doctoral candidate Amber Den Exter, violinist Emily Javarone, renowned conductor Dr. Julian White (former music Chair, Florida A&M University/Conductor-in-Residence, Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra), conductor-composer Olivia Ahyoung, and Mr. Ralph Jean Paul, senior conductor, Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra.
In the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra, he has had the opportunity to accompany violinist Rachel Barton Pine, The Mad Violinist, vocalist Darryl Tookes, pianist Joanna Sobkowska-Parsons, and violinist Emily Javarone.
Bryce received a fellowship to attend the 2018 SphinxConnect Seminar in Detroit, Michigan and has made the All-State Orchestra for four years. He enjoys playing baseball, soccer, football, and video games.
He participated in the Alpha Leadership Program for Higher Achievement (A.L.P.H.A) sponsored by the Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., where he was awarded a scholarship for 2018 and 2019. He also participated in the Alpha Millennium Academy (AMA) Leadership Program, where he was also awarded scholarships for 2020 and 2021.
Bryce is currently a senior at Lincoln High School, and his favorite subject is math. In addition, he plays in the orchestra and Rock Band under Dr. Clara Knotts at Lincoln. Bryce runs track and currently plays on the football team. Upon graduating in 2023, he plans to attend the University of Alabama. He will pursue a degree in engineering with a minor in music.
At the bottom, Bryce is also the concertmaster of the Lincoln High School Orchestra. Up top, Bryce is the Assistant Concertmaster of Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra.