2019 Round Top Music Festival
Stephen F. Austin
Jarred Kennedy is a violinist from Dallas, Texas. He recently graduated with a BM in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. During his undergrad, studying with Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, he was Concertmaster of Orchestra of the Pines and SFA Opera Orchestras, Principal 2nd Violin at the Longview Symphony Orchestra, and Guest Concertmaster at University of Macau in Macau, China. Along with these positions, he was recently a member of the 2nd violin section in Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra. Currently Mr. Kennedy is a Head High School orchestra director in Goose Creek CISD. He directs three orchestras and took his first Sweepstakes at UIL Contest within his first two months of teaching. He doesn't let all the teaching stop him from performing either, he currently is a member of Baytown Symphony and Clear Lake Symphony Orchestra while studying violin with Dr. Kirsten Yon at University of Houston. Other than music, Jarred is 2nd degree Black Belt Karate/Tae Kwon Do and helps teach martial arts at several different schools.