Ingrid Tracy Peters, Founder & CEO
Classically-trained violinist Ingrid Tracy is a Sacramento-based multi-talented instrumentalist and singer, who has built an impressive career in over twenty years as a highly-sought-after performer, composer and music educator. Ingrid has been a member of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera since 2000 and the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra. Known for her passionate and soulful live performances, Ingrid’s versatility ranges from Gypsy Jazz to Celtic and contemporary folk. The heart of Ingrid’s musical interpretations is that unique blend of technical mastery and an improvisatory emotional connectedness to her audience that is undeniably intoxicating. While typically performing violin, Ingrid’s lead vocal work (she often sings in French) is an intimate experience that has conjured up references to Norah Jones and Madeleine Peyroux.
The extension of her ability to inspire people is evident in her 30+ year career as a music educator. She has taught countless young violinists from introductory level to concert-level performers, and her former students have gone to enjoy successful careers as musicians, educators, doctors, engineers, and other high level professional who carry with them a love and understanding of music.
Ingrid is the founder and director of Sacramento Institute for Music and the Arts (SacIMA), a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to make music more accessible to the region’s youth, The SacIMA provides low-cost after school music classes and performance opportunities for a broad range of the community. With an established curricula that draws upon her experience as an educator and performer, Ingrid has assembled a group of talented music instructors and administrators to implement the program in the community, and has provided a foundational string education to hundreds of students over the course of her teaching career.