Annie is a violinist and vocalist, wife and mother. Named after her great-grandmother, Annie Moses, she was born with a love of singing. Her parents are Bill and Robin Wolaver, award winning composers/songwriters/arrangers with 25 years of experience in the Christian music industry.
At the inspiration of her mother, Annie began violin lessons the week before her fifth birthday. She excelled from a young age, winning many local, state, and national competitions. At the age of 13 she made her debut as a soloist with a professional orchestra. At 15, Annie was accepted as a scholarship student to the pre-college division of the Juilliard School where she was a featured chamber musician and concert mistress of the Juilliard Pre-college Orchestra. In 2001, Annie was accepted as a scholarship student to the collegiate division of the Juilliard School. Juilliard was thrilling and challenging, but she and her siblings (also musicians) felt God’s call in a different direction. They wanted to begin a music group that would combine a spiritual message with musical excellence. They continued their studies while writing, praying, and performing. They considered the name for their band. They wanted to choose a name that would honor and remember their great-grandmother, Annie Moses. “Annie was a hard-working woman,” says Annie. “Her life was one of daily toil and hardship but God blessed her because of her faithfulness.” She gave birth to three children and the middle child, Jane, married a missionary who had four children. Robin, Annie’s mother, is Jane’s daughter.
Annie’s love for singing and the joy of making music with her siblings led her, alongside her family, to found the Annie Moses Band (AMB) in 2002. To date, AMB has recorded more than a dozen albums, produced Telly-nominated PBS specials, traveled to Europe and Asia, and performed on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. The band is touring this holiday season in the following areas: Tennesse, Ohio, Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. Annie considers each opportunity to perform and create with her family to be a great gift.
In addition to performing, the Annie Moses Band is pursuing an ambitious mission through their foundation (Annie Moses Foundation) to transform the world of the arts for the glory of God. For decades, a void has been growing in the social fabric of the West. Education is increasingly atheistic and politicized, while the world of music, television, and film promotes destructive messages that poison the hearts of our families. The world needs truth. The Annie Moses Foundation is helping to accomplish this mission by offering exceptional arts programs that equip young musicians to not only perform but create new artistry with excellence and by producing original content, both musical and visual, that reflects the beauty of our Creator and enriches the lives of His people.
A Christmas Special
Experience the beauty of the season with your CBN family this Christmas when you download the free CBN Family App. In addition to family friendly Christmas movies and delicious recipes you can enjoy the stunning music of the Annie Moses Band. They will perform songs from their O Holy Night: An Annie Moses Band Christmas Special DVD (2018) which includes Medieval melodies and traditional carols in powerful new arrangements such as Carol of the Bells and O Holy Night.
The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello
Annie’s brother, Benjamin, plays cello for the AMB. He will be featured in The Wonderful World of Benjamin Cello, a children’s series available on DVD and written by their mother Robin. The show will follow a winsome country gentleman, as he leads his friends on song-filled adventures of faith. Each episode explores the grandeur of God through Biblical truths, the wonder of creation, and the beauty of music and the arts. For more information visit the website at BenjaminCello.com.