Adrienne R. Caravan
Ms. Caravan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education and violin performance from the Eastman School of Music. She studied violin with Charles Castleman, Camilla Wicks, Lynn Blakeslee and music education with Louis Bergonzi. In addition to her master’s degree, she has trained with Ronda Cole, Edmund Sprunger, Tom Wermuth and Linda Fiore in the Suzuki approach. She taught in the public schools as an orchestra director for Greece Central School District in Rochester, NY and Fairfax County, VA.
Currently Ms. Caravan teaches at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School. She created a Suzuki in the Schools hybrid program with her beginning 6th grade string students and conducts the 7th and 8th grade string ensembles. In one year the string program grew to become the second largest string program in Loudoun County. Her Tiger and Panther string ensembles have earned superiors at District 16 Orchestra Assessment since the school opened in 2011.
Ms. Caravan has a wide variety of experiences in music. She has composed and performed the original soundtrack for a local Rochester, NY documentary film, Jurs, Edge of Discovery about sculptor and artist Nancy Jurs. She has performed in big band orchestras for Stevie Wonder, Gary Sinise Foundation at the Kennedy Center, Kevin Spacey, Clay Johnson, Annie Sellick, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Jeremy Davis and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. She is also the co-director of the Potomac Suzuki Strings Ensemble located in Woodbridge, VA.
Ms. Caravan is the dean at the Castleman Quartet Program during the summer session at the State University of New York at Fredonia. During the academic year she performs regularly with her piano quartet, The Sforza Ensemble, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra, Manassas Chorale, and the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra in Savannah, GA.email me