Ms. Kennedy holds a Masters degree in violin performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied with Pamela Frank and Ani Kavafian, and a BM from the University of Southern California with Robert Lipsett.
Carrie Kennedy has been a featured soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and has given recitals in 12 states. She is currently a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, and Pasadena Symphony. As a Baroque violinist, she is also a member of Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra. Pursuing her love for chamber music, Ms. Kennedy founded and continues to perform as the first violinist of the Fiato Quartet since 2008. In addition to the concert stage, Ms. Kennedy records music for television, motion pictures, and records on sound stages throughout Los Angeles. She has appeared with popular artists such as Pentatonix, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Sarah Bareilles, and Earth Wind and Fire.
Ms. Kennedy holds a Masters degree in violin performance from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she studied with Pamela Frank and Ani Kavafian, and a BM from the University of Southern California with Robert Lipsett. During her studies, she won numerous awards including 1st place in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artists Competition with two years of concert engagements and 1st place in the American String Teachers Association Competition. She spent her summers studying at Tanglewood, and abroad in masterclasses with Herman Krebbers, Zakhar Bron, and Gyorgy Pauk.
She is a member of the American String Teachers’ Association, the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and the Music Teachers Association of California, through which she offers the Certificate of Merit program. She has taken Suzuki teacher training with Sherry Cadow, Liz Arbus, Rick Mooney, Judy Offman, Peggy Ann Crow, Michele Higa George, Cathryn Lee and Charles Krigbaum. In addition to the Colburn School, Carrie teaches with the Pasadena Suzuki Music Program.
Carrie lives in Altadena, CA with her husband and fellow violinist, Joel Pargman, and her adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ginger Rogers.