Jessica Caviness – Violin

Jessica Caviness has been playing violin since she was three years old, when she heard the instrument for the first time and fell in love with it. She studied under Nora Smilovici for the next fifteen years, and played with the symphony orchestra at UNC Charlotte for five seasons,
starting at the age of eleven. As a teen, she participated in the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra for two years, serving as concertmaster for one year. She also performed with the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra for one year. During the summers, she attended Cannon Music Camp, the Luby Violin Symposium, and Eastern Music Festival.
Jessica holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied under Dr. Fabián López. During her time in Greensboro, Jessica held a position with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra for two years. She
also holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Wyoming, where she served as concertmaster of the UW Symphony Orchestra, and studied under Dr. John Fadial. Jessica enjoys performing as a soloist, as well as performing in ensembles, and she loves playing chamber
music. She also enjoys working on original music in her duo with flutist Rachael Lawson, called
Jess and Rae. Jessica currently resides near Charlotte, North Carolina, teaching private violin lessons
and playing with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. She hopes to continue writing and producing original music and giving solo recitals, with the goal of inspiring her students and her community by sharing her love of music.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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