Jessica Lyons Blocher, a violinist from Southern Maryland,† is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) where she earned her dual Master's Degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy and her Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance. Her primary teachers include William Preucil (Concertmaster) and Stephen Rose (Principle Second) of the Cleveland Orchestra and CIM. Other teachers include Ricardo Cyncynates , Holly Hamilton and Elisabeth Adkins of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Victor Danchenko of the Peabody Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music.
Jessica has performed with the Charleston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, the Firelands Symphony, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Aspen Opera Theater Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, the Kennedy Center Youth Fellowship Chamber Orchestra, and the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is a graduate of the Kennedy Center Youth Fellowship Program and has soloed in France, and soloed with the St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia. Jessica and her sister, Katelyn were featured soloists at the National Repertory Orchestra playing Sarasate's Navarra.
Jessica has attended the National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Summit Music Festival, and Strings International Music Festival.
In addition, Jessica teaches Suzuki violin with Cynthia Hinkelman, Lighthouse Suzuki Strings at Jupiter Academy of Music.
Email Jessica at:† firstname.lastname@example.org
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