Jefferson Alva Downs

Jefferson is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, where he also serves on the Orchestra Committee for the Schwob Philharmonic Orchestra. Jefferson is currently a section member of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and he frequently performs with other groups in his region. His previous appointments include Principal Cello of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, Principal Cello of the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra, and Principal Cello of the Trentino Music Festival Opera/Symphony Orchestras, among others. Jefferson’s previous mentors include Justin Dougherty and the acclaimed Wendy Warner.

You can find Jefferson’s 2021 Romantic Music Competition Cello performance here.