Bio – Victoria Redfearn Cave

vrc3Victoria Redfearn Cave, M.Ed., graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and received her Masters in Education Leadership from Mary Baldwin College. In 2014, she received the award for the top student in the Graduate Teacher Education Program where she focused her thesis on assessment processes with adolescents. For over 20 years, Victoria has been teaching music, movement and choral studies to children. Victoria has taught primarily in independent schools in Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA but has also been a choral director at the Levine School of Music and the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera. Victoria apprenticed in children’s choir conducting with Dr. Mary Goetze while at Indiana University.  She has also received conducting training from Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience and Dr. Harlan Parker. Victoria received her Orff training at George Mason University and received a scholarship from the Orff Foundation to study at the Special Course in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to being a faculty member at the Mason Orff training program, she also trains teachers through the Orff Program at the University of Northern Colorado. Victoria is a national presenter and has written articles for the Orff Echo on creative movement topics for children. She lives in Charlottesville, VA where she is on full faculty and serves as Learning Village Arts Department Chair at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. Her special topics of interest include: early childhood, movement with boys in the upper elementary years, visual arts integration, and assessment.