Join us for our brand-new Artists’ Series, presented by Central Florida Vocal Arts. Each month this fall, you’ll enjoy a lunchtime performance from some of Central Florida’s top musicians and have the opportunity to learn about their process and passion. Bring your own lunch from home or pick up something from Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen on the way in.
In November, we are thrilled to welcome celebrated violinist Jaquay Pearce, who will share a selection of inspiring musical numbers spanning genres, while taking you on a journey from strings classroom to international performer.
This program is presented by Central Florida Vocal Arts and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Presenter:
Jaquay (juh-kway) Pearce was first introduced to the violin at age 7 as a student in the Orange County Public Schools’ strings program. Jaquay attended Winter Park High School and was a member of their Park Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2006, she performed with this orchestra at the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.
Jaquay attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) where she participated in several master classes and performed with a variety of musicians and ensembles throughout Central Florida.
Jaquay later auditioned and became a member of the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra. She was Concertmaster for their production of “Guys & Dolls,” and First Violin for their production of “Beauty & the Beast with the Orlando Ballet,” along with several other productions. In 2017, Jaquay auditioned and became a member of the coveted Encore! Orchestra as First Violin, and currently performs in productions.
Jaquay auditioned and became a member of the string quartet Violectric, Fretless Rock and Strings Etc. in January 2017. Jaquay and ensemble has opened for acts such as Josh Groban and Joan Jett, and has collaborated/performed with charities such as Make A Wish Foundation, The Florida Hospital Gala and One Pulse Foundation (Pulse Nightclub affiliation). Jaquay is also a private violin teacher and performs for several artists throughout the area.
Jaquay loves to play classical, modern and film score pieces. In her spare time, Jaquay enjoys attending anything within performing arts, and has an immense love for all things Motown.
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