Bridgette Yancy ‘02 (music education ) has been teaching music for 12 years

Bridgette Yancy ‘02 (music education ) has been teaching music for 12 years, which includes teaching elementary music in New Orleans; Atlanta; and Fulton County, Ga., public schools and elementary, middle, and high school orchestra and band in Leon County, Fla., schools; Clayton County and Fulton County schools in Georgia; and class guitar at Florida State University for her graduate assistantship. She currently teaches orchestra at Coan Middle School in Atlanta. She performed violin in a full orchestra with rhythm-and-blues legend Stevie Wonder at the 2003 Essence Music Festival in the New Orleans Superdome and received her master of music education degree from Florida State University in 2005. She has performed with the Orchestra of St. Andrew Bay in Panama Beach, Fla.; the Tallahassee Bach Parley; the Albany symphony; the Gainesville symphony; and the Macon symphony in Georgia. She incorporated her music lessons studio, Yancy's Music Studio; her summer music camp, Camp Etude; and her string quartet, The Bridge String Quartet, as a limited liability company in 2011. She enjoys freelancing as a contemporary violinist on the electric and acoustic violin at events and has performed with Tico Tico, a mariachi band in Tallahassee, and Two Violins, a jazz and soul group, at local restaurants. She performs locally with the Atlanta African-American Philharmonic Orchestra and The Moonlight Jazz trio and directs a Christian praise and worship orchestra, The Instruments of Praise, which performs at several churches around Atlanta. In September, she will start her doctoral studies online through Boston University, pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree in music education.