Chelley Graves began violin at the age of seven in Omaha, Nebraska. She then went on to become a member of the Reperatory Youth Orchestra and Youth Symphony in Wichita, Kansas, where she concertmastered for both orchestras.
Miss Graves has played for numerous master classes and judged for many competitions. She received her Bachelor's in Music Performance from Wichita State University.
Chelley has been the guest soloist at the Stonecroft Conference Center in Branson, Missouri for National Christian Women's Week and she and her band played for Worldview Weekend at the Tri-Lakes Convention Center.
Chelley and her band, "Unlike Others" , released their first c.d., "All That Is Within Me" in 2005, and the second c.d. "Detour" was released in April of 2008.
Some of the "fun" things that Chelley has done is playing back-up violin for Celtic Women, Johnny Mathis, Wayne Newton, Rod Stewart, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patty and Manneheim Steamroller. Recently, Chelley got to be a part of two studio recording orchestras for the soundtracks of movies being released later this summer. One of the highlight's of Chelley's career was getting to play solo in Carnegie Hall along with Dr. John Leavitt and his National Festival Chorus, June, 2010.
Chelley is the adjunct professor of violin at Friend's University,has a private studio of forty students and plays first violin for the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She is also available for teaching lessons online by FaceTime. You can contact her at 316-806-1891