While growing up in church, Kelsei Peppars developed a passion for Contemporary Christian, worship, and gospel music.
Connor is a Nashville fiddler and tour guide for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. His passion for art and history have led him to play all styles of music and to work for one of America’s largest and most popular museums.
Anna Eyink comes from the small town of Franklin, Ohio, where she grew up with a healthy balance of classical training and bluegrass jamming.
Brian Pinter is a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Brian earned his Bachelor of Music in commercial composition and arranging with violin performance at Belmont University, and is now working on a Master of Music in Music Education.
Hope Hamby is a violinist and fiddler from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. Learning and performing since the age of six, Hope has had the joy and honor of bringing her unmistakable sound to weddings, honors recitals, music videos, worship ministries, ensembles, and competitions.
Inge Wood, a native of Escazu, Costa Rica (where she studied classical piano), came to the United States in her late teens and soon became involved in the folk music and fiddle traditions of Tennessee.
Jim Wood cut his teeth on the old-time music of his hometown of Fairview, Tennessee where his father, championship guitarist Jimmy Wood, was heavily involved in the local grassroots musical scene.
I started playing the banjo as a teenager in West Virginia, taking up the fiddle at the age of nineteen. My father played banjo and upright bass, and my grandfather carried me around to bluegrass festivals as a child, these were my first exposures to what you might call American roots music.
Michael took interest in music through the influence of his father, Charlie Smartt, at the age of thirteen. Starting with bass and guitar, Michael eventually developed an interest in the fiddle.
I am a native Texan who has been studying classical violin for ten years.