violinist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

A dedicated, hard-working musician with excellent interpersonal and communication and writing skills. I am a team-player who honors commitment and puts passion and time into everything I am invested in.

Expected in 2017 to to
Bachelor of Music: Violin Performance
Boston University - Boston, MA

Currently pursuing a conservatory-style Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University under the instruction of Peter Zazofsky.

Expected in 2013 to to
High School Diploma:
Las Cruces High School - Las Cruces, NM

Participated in the Advanced Education Students (AES) program throughout high school, and participated in numerous extra-curricular activities and musical ensembles, which are listed below.

Expected in to to
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El Paso Conservatory of Music - El Paso, TX

9/2011 - 6/2012 El Paso Conservatory of Music, a middle and high school program in El Paso, TX, which takes place for four hours every Saturday, geared for talented musicians to obtain some formal training before college. Completed one year of study, concentrating on French Diction, Violin Performance, Sight-singing, and Music theory.

Primary Violin Teachers 2002-present: Peter Zazofsky, Daniel Vega-Albela, Sally Thomas, Max Zorin, Charles Castleman, Laura Bossert, Lesley Chen and Angelica Bourbon.

Professional Experience
08/2012 to Current
Violinist Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra City, STATE,

First violin section. Only high-school student in the professional symphonic orchestra serving Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico, under the baton of Dr. Lonnie Klein, performing six concert cycles as well as a Pops Concert and a Youth and Family Concert.

Summer Music Festivals and Programs

Castleman Quartet Program: Studied in the summers of 2013 and 2014, under violinists Charles Castleman and Laura Bossert, and chamber music coaches Mark Rudoff, Allyson Dawkins, Basil Vendryes, Alan Harris, Kyoko Hashimoto, and Terry King.

Meadowmount School of Music: Studied in the summer of 2012 under pedagogue Sally Thomas and chamber coach Steven Rochen.

Musique en Graves: Studied in 2013 at this two week program in Bordeaux, France under violinist Max Zorin and conductor/violinist Zacharia Zorin.

Other Musical Experience

9/2013 - Present: String quartets and quintets during my college career, under chamber coaches Michael Zaretsky, Heather Braun, and Mike Reynolds.

9/2013 - Present: Boston University Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and Opera orchestra, under the batons of Dr. David Hoose, Dr. Scott Allen Jarett, Dr. Anne Howard Jones, and Dr. Tiffany Chang.

9/2014 - Present: The Boston University BosTones: Boston University's premier co-ed a cappella choir. The group has received several awards, and performs often at local venues.

9/2011-5/2012: Las Cruces High School Swing Choir: An elite group of 16-20 voices. We performed in March 2012 at Carnegie Hall

as part of the National Youth Choir.

9/2008-5/2011: El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestras: Participated in the El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestras in 8th, 9th, and 10th grades (under the batons of Dr. Benjamin Vickers, Dr. Benjamin Loeb, and Dr. Andy Moran, and during the third year we played a side-by-side concert with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

1/2005 - 1/2013 All-State Choir and Orchestra, organized through the New Mexico Music Educators Association. Participated in New Mexico All-State Youth Choir in 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade, New Mexico All-State High School Choir in 11th grade, and New Mexico All-State Orchestra in 9th, 10th and 12th grade.


Boston University:

  • Has made the Dean's list for all 3 semesters of college thus far (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014).

Las Cruces High School:

  • 9/2011 - 5/2013 National French Honor Society (Treasurer)
  • 8/2011 - 5/2013 National Honor Society:
  • 2010-2013 Academic Achievement Award, awarded to students with 3.5 GPA or higher. Received all four years of high school.

Miscellaneous Musical Accomplishments:

  • Guest violin soloist with the New Mexico All-State Youth Choir in 2010.
  • 11/2008 Winner of Hey Mozart! New Mexico: One of 16 winners out of 264 contestants for the Hey Mozart! New Mexico Child Composer Project. My composition was orchestrated by composer Alejandro Rutty and performed and recorded by the Chatter Chamber Ensemble, conducted by David Felberg. It was also performed at a Family Concert by the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, and was later performed by the El Paso Youth Symphony.

Violin: Started at age 7. Performed with various ensembles and have participated in several summer music festivals.

Voice: Studied for 8 years and participated in numerous ensembles.

Dance and acting: Seven years of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, salsa, modern, swing, and show choir. Several years of acting classes and performances in plays before high school.

Teaching: taught private violin lessons to beginning students during the summer of 2014.

Language Skills:

  • French: Six years of speaking, writing and reading experience.
  • Hebrew: Four years of reading experience.

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School Attended

  • Boston University
  • Las Cruces High School
  • El Paso Conservatory of Music

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  • Violinist


  • Bachelor of Music
  • High School Diploma
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