Phone: 830-357-3173 (school) or 830-377-9379 (cell)
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music, String Emphasis, Cum Laude University of South Carolina
Ms. Jacobi Caldwell
Jacobi Caldwell, Orchestra Director Boerne Middle School North, earned her Bachelor of Music, String Emphasis, Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina on a full music, and academic, scholarship.
She studied conducting and orchestration privately with Dr. David Rudge and Dr. Wesley Lowe in addition to her music studies. Her private viola teachers included Dr. Donald Portnoy, Dr. Jack Bauer, and Anna Graham Wood. Caldwell was accepted to participate in the Conductor’s Institute for three consecutive years after rigorous and competitive auditions.
Caldwell began her orchestral teaching career with a private lesson studio at the age of fifteen, the USC String Project, and the South Carolina Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Following graduation from the university, she enjoyed teaching in an inner city South Carolina school district, and helped establish the brand new string program. Following this Ms. Caldwell pursued performing and was offered several wonderful ongoing jobs performing commercially.
She has been a full-time member of the Asheville Symphony, the Kingsport Symphony, the Charlotte Philharmonic, and the Spartanburg Symphony, in addition to substituting with various orchestras in the Southeastern US. Playing and recording for Atlantic records was a highlight during her performing career.
However, one of her greatest joys was moving to the Texas Hill Country and becoming a part of the Hill Country Youth Orchestras in Kerrville, TX and the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.
Ms. Caldwell is thrilled to be a part of the Boerne Independent School District and is looking forward to growing the Boerne Middle School North Orchestra Program!
The Hill Country Youth Orchestras Boerne is hosting beginning classes at St. Helena's church.
Classes will be from 4pm-6pm August 6th-10th, and 13-17. Cost is $250 but scholarships and adjustments are available.
See www.hcyo.org for sign-up.
In the fall beginners will continue group lessons for free on Monday nights at St. Helena's.
All Boerne Middle School North Beginning Orchestra Students should rent properly sized instruments at this time. DO NOT PURCHASE INSTRUMENTS ONLINE.
If you are unable to afford renting please email me.
Jacobi Caldwell, Boerne Middle School North Orchestra Director