Kennedy Carranza has been in the world of music since she was five years old. She started in choral music and then switched to violin at the start of middle school. The violin then became her primary instrument for 11 years. Along with violin, Kennedy is versed in both piano and viola. She graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and is a recent graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she majored in Music Performance. Kennedy studied with violin professor Ambroise Aubrun.
Kennedy has experienced a lot of Las Vegas’ local programs such as the CCSD Honor Orchestra and the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra. She also has participated in programs out of state like the Oracle Chamber Music Festival. Along with her domestic experiences performing, Kennedy has performed abroad, most notably, in the Musikverein in Austria. All of these experiences have afforded Kennedy the ability to adapt to varying music scenes all over the world.
While Kennedy respects the traditions of classical music, she also embraces other genres such as jazz and contemporary. She believes that music should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Learning an instrument is about discipline and dedication but learning an instrument is also about expression and freedom. Kennedy hopes to teach her students to embrace who they are through their instruments.