Violinist Jacob Schafer is a multifaceted performer and dedicated teacher. In Houston, he is a core member of Loop38 and Kinetic Ensemble and regularly performs with the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Grand Opera Orchestras, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, and Musiqa. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Jacob holds a B.A. in Music and in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and an M.M. in Violin Performance from Rice University, where he is currently completing his D.M.A. under the tutelage of Paul Kantor.