Violinist Caroline Jefferies to perform at FMU, Feb. 12
Violinist Caroline Jefferies will perform a guest recital at Francis Marion University, Saturday, Feb. 12
The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Jefferies graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina in May 2004 with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance. As a “Friends of the School of Music” full scholarship recipient, she participated in the USC Symphony Orchestra and USC Chamber Orchestra. In 2001 and 2003, Jefferies won the S.C.M.T.N.A. Collegiate Strings Solo Competition and placed as the alternate in the Southern Division in 2003.
Jefferies was featured on the soundtrack of the film “Postcards” produced by Duke University in 2003. During the summers of 2001-2004, she attended the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, where she was chosen numerous times as the concertmaster of the Sewanee Symphony. She was also an assistant to Charles Wadsworth at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A. in 2003 and 2004.
As a member of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Philharmonic, Statesboro-Georgia Southern Symphony and Florence Symphony, Jefferies maintains a very active freelance career in the tri-state area. Most recently, she accepted the position of concertmaster of the Charleston Civic Orchestra. In August 2004, she began teaching at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County, where she currently has a private studio of 15 students.
Originally from Hartsville, Jefferies began her violin studies at the age of eight with Sherry Woods of Florence.
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