Jean Farley earned her B.M. in violin performance from New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida where she had the opportunity to study with Ida Haendel, Cathy Meng-Robinson, and Rafael Druian. She has spent multiple summers in attendance at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, Tanglewood Music Festival in Massachusetts, and spent a summer studying violin in Stuttgart, Germany.
Jean has a special interest in chamber music. She has received chamber music training from the Miami String Quartet, Felix Galimir, Yo Yo Ma, and the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio. She has performed and coached extensively throughout her musical training and her professional career.
Jean spent many years in the southern United States performing in orchestras, playing chamber music and teaching violin throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. She held the position of artist-in-residence at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she directed the middle-school orchestra program. She has also been an instructor with the Suzuki Talent Education Program in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currently, Jean performs with the Fort Collins Symphony and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras. She is a co-founder of Just Chamber Music in Fort Collins. Jean has held a private violin studio for over 20 years, helping nurture and inspire young violinists to excel in music.
Jean resides in Fort Collins with her husband, Rob, and their four wonderful children. She delights in volunteering in her children’s schools, cheering them on in hockey or baseball, and watching them dance. In their free time, Jean and her family enjoy camping.