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Jerald Franklin Archer

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Jerald Franklin Archer (1964- )
Violin/Fiddle Player, Vocalist, Composer

1975-
Began playing violin in elementary school.
1983
Graduated Warren Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Performed with Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. Performed in various church and social functions. Studied with Private Teacher. Participated in America’s Youth in Concert European Tour, July 1983. Began studying rudiments of Musical Composition.
1983-1986
Attended Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
Majored in Music Education with a minor in Violin Performance. Associates Degree, Liberal Arts, 1986.
Member of the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, Opera/Theatre Orchestra and the Colligium Musicum. Takes lessons in classical guitar, piano and vocals.
Performed with Bluegrass and Classic Country groups.
1986-1987
Performs professionally in Classic Country band. Composes “The Country Fiddle-Player” a collection of original tunes for fiddle players. Writes country/gospel songs.
Begins to teach.
1988
Moves to Las Vegas to promote musical career. Performs in numerous casinos and clubs as guest artist.
1989-2001
Returns to Indianapolis and performs regularly with various band of all styles. Teaches occasionally. Participates in band/talent contests, weddings, fairs and private functions. Composes “The Garden of Harmony, Op. 1”and 12 Preludes for Organ, Op. 2.
2006-2008
Performing and teaching.
Synopsis--
Jerald Franklin Archer was born in Kentucky in 1964. Shortly afterwards he lived in Indianapolis, Indiana where he began to study the violin at the age of nine as part of an elementary school program. Later, in High School he studied privately with several symphonic violinists who prepared him for University studies. Mr. Archer later studied at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana as a Music Education major with a minor in violin performance. Here he also undertook personal studies in Theory and Composition as well as Folk Music studies and Music

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Violinist Indianapolis, IN
Vocalist Indianapolis, IN
Composer Indianapolis, IN
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Authentic Baroque and Early Classical Performance, Classical Literature and Art, Roman Catholic Church Apologetics and Comparative Religious Studies.
classically
trained
pianists
harpsichordists
keyboardists
variety
electronic
baroque
classical
violincellists
cello
guitar
classical guitarist
vocals
bluegrass
gospel
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Jerald Franklin Archer is located in Indianapolis, IN and has the following skills: Violinist, Vocalist, Composer
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Violinist

Category: Music
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A violinist well versed in all styles of music. Looking for others to perform with at weddings, nursing homes and other social functions. Interested in Baroque and Early Classical music, Classic Country and Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Americana styles. No drinkers, smokers OK. Pianists should possess a good electronic keyboard and small amp for places where a piano is not available and for harpsichord sounds for baroque pieces.
I am particularly interested in a pianist who would be willing to give there time performing in nursing homes and other facilities and musicians who enjoy performing for the Glory of the Lord.

For a complete current audio catalogue of my selected compositions and violin/fiddle recordings go to:

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Years Experience: 30

Vocalist

Category: Music
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I specialize in classic country music and religious songs in the old-hymn style.I am also a violinist well versed in all styles of music. Looking for others to perform with at weddings, nursing homes and other social functions. Interested in Baroque and Early Classical music, Classic Country and Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel and Americana styles. No drinkers, smokers OK. Pianists should possess a good electronic keyboard and small amp for places where a piano is not available and for harpsichord sounds for baroque pieces.
I am particularly interested in a pianist who would be willing to give there time performing in nursing homes and other facilities and musicians who enjoy performing for the Glory of the Lord.

For a complete current audio catalogue of my selected compositions and violin/fiddle recordings go to:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=jerald%20franklin%20archer
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Professional performance experience
Years Experience: 22

Composer

Category: Music
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I am a composer of works in the baroque and classical style. Much of my work would make great educational material for students, as well as performance material. Will compose on commission, works for weddings, tributes, memorials and the like. Very reasonable fee. I have 5 Opuses to my credit at this time containing a variety of works for various instruments and combonations.
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Years Experience: 19