Dr. Gina Mashburn Caldwell
Dr. Gina Caldwell, a native of Marshall, NC, is a graduate of the North Carolina School for the Arts BM), Boston University (MM), and Catholic University of America (DMA). Before returning to North Carolina and founding Joyful Noise, Caldwell was a professor of violin and viola at Shepherd University (WV) and Atlantic Union College (MA) and director of the String Department for the Arts education for Children Group (Maui). Caldwell has performed solo and chamber recitals as well as taught master classes across the United States and Costa Rica. She has taught students of all ages for nearly 25 years, has been a member of numerous orchestras, and is currently Principal Viola of Symphony of the Mountains and a member of the Asheville Symphony. Dr. Caldwell is a founding member of the Symphony of the Mountains Chamber Ensemble (a string quartet made up of the symphony’s principals) which concertizes in a variety of venues and concert series across the region. Caldwell is an advocate of new music and has premiered several new solo and chamber works by contemporary composers. Additionally, Gina performs with artists such as Madison County ballad singer and songwriter Joe Penland, world music group Free Planet Radio,
and is a member of the Asheville Tango Orchestra.
Gina teaches violin and viola at Joyful Noise.