Johanna O. Wright-Vines, has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra (Principal Cellist), and other orchestras in South Florida, Indiana and North Carolina. She has also performed in venues throughout the United States and China. In North Carolina, she performed the world-premier of North Carolina is My Home, composed and narrated by Charles Kuralt. Mrs. Wright-Vines obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music from East Carolina University, and a Master of Music from Florida International University. She studied cello with Fred Katz, Daniel Levitov, Claudio Jaffé, and Jason Calloway, and she has performed in master classes with Jonathan Carney and Christopher Rex.