2024 Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival

On July 12 & 13, Fredericksburg Community Orchestras will kick off their first annual Fredericksburg Chamber Music Festival concerts featuring three young professional musicians who are originally from the Hill Country. The first concert will be July 12, 2024 at 5 p.m. at the Edge Winery.  The second concert will be on Saturday July 13 at 3 p.m. at the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church at 1800 N. Llano. Concerts will feature music of Brahms, Barber, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Sibelius. The concert is free to the public and any funds raised will go to the continuing education of the performers. This event is sponsored by the Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance.

The program will feature violinists CJ Goodyear, Loxi Bell and Theresa Britt, violist Alyssa Beauchamp and pianist Marc Sanders. Loxi Bell, CJ Goodyear and Alyssa Beauchamp all grew up in the Hill Country. During their time in the Hill Country, they performed with Ms. Britt’s studio as members of the Fredericksburg Community Orchestras and with the Hill Country Youth Orchestras in Kerrville. All have pursued higher education in music.

Alyssa Beauchamp received a B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and is currently pursuing a M.M. in Viola Performance from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her goal is always to share her passion for music with others, whether she is in the classroom or on the concert stage. As a performer, Alyssa has had the opportunity to play with orchestras across the state of Texas and has premiered several chamber pieces on both violin and viola.

Carroll Jane “CJ” Goodyear is a Texas violinist and teacher. Ms. Goodyear has performed with numerous ensembles throughout West Texas, including the Lubbock Chamber Orchestra,Chamber Music Amarillo, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, where she was the 2022-2023 Texas Tech University School of Music Endowed Performer Chair. Ms. Goodyear has also participated in national and international festivals, including the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Lake City String Academy. In 2022, she was selected to receive the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award. She holds a Bachelors of Music with Honors from Texas Tech University, where she studied with Annie Chalex Boyle.

Loxi Bell is a senior music performance major currently studying at Angelo State University who will graduate in December 2024. She performs professionally  with string quartets and duos across Texas for weddings, churches, and private events. She plays with the Angelo State University Symphony, the San Angelo Symphony, and the San Angelo Chorus. Loxi plans to further her study after the completion of her undergraduate degree and study musicology. She hopes to be able to bring more notice to American composers whose works did not get recognition after world war and provide opportunities for the pieces to be played.

In lieu of the Van der Stucken Festival, we are moving forward with this new series. We would love to have you attend and share with any music fans in the area.