Jarred Kennedy is a multifaceted musician, distinguished for his skills as a conductor, educator, and accomplished violinist. With a well-rounded musical background, Jarred is dedicated to enriching the classical music landscape in central Texas.
As a conductor, Jarred demonstrates remarkable skill and artistry, leading various ensembles with dynamic interpretations that captivate both musicians and audiences alike. His talents have been recognized, earning him invitations to conduct prestigious ensembles, including the National Music Festival Orchestra, Sewanee Music Center, and Cascade Orchestra. Notably, Jarred made his Central Texas debut in 2022 with the Williamson County Symphony. He attributes his conducting abilities and musical insight to influential teachers such as Don Schleicher, Farkhad Khudyev, Gene Moon, Kalena Bovell, Robert Moody, Sarah Ioannides, and Richard Rosenberg.
Besides his accomplishments as a conductor, Jarred is also a well-established violinist, contributing his talents to esteemed ensembles such as the Austin Symphony, Waco Symphony, and the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra. Currently serving as the Assistant Concertmaster of the Temple Symphony, Jarred is grateful for the guidance of his wonderful violin teachers, Jennifer Dalmas and Kirsten Yon.
In addition to his roles as a conductor and violinist, Jarred is deeply committed to music education, mentoring aspiring musicians and nurturing their artistic growth. As the Director of Orchestras at James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas, he plays a crucial role in shaping the next generation of musicians.
During his free time, Jarred enjoys engaging in various activities, including playing PlayStation 5, cooking meals with his partner, and exploring the bass as a new instrument in the local community orchestra. Beyond music, he also holds the esteemed rank of Second-Degree Black Belt in Karate and participates in competitive tournaments across Texas.