JoAnn Alvarez plays violin with Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra. She played with University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra for academic year 2000 and attended the Bayerische Music Academy with UM in Bavaria, Germany, in Spring 2001. Ms. Alvarez studied with Cindy Betancourt and Nelson Dougherty and studied instruction and performance with Kimberly Meier-Simms, and she taught violin for University of Memphis Suzuki Strings Program for the 2004 academic year.
Ms. Alvarez is a biostatistician at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in the Department of Biostatistics, where she collaborates with physician scientists on medical research studies. She holds a masters degree in mathematical statistics from University of Maryland.