Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Carrol Lee

Where were you born and (if different) where did you grow up? Mansfield, Ohio

Current residence and marital status/family: Boston area

Education: BM from University of Colorado Boulder and MM from Boston University, both in viola performance

When did you start playing with the VSO? 2018

Other current jobs besides VSO: Various freelance work throughout New England, violin/viola faculty in a public school after-school program

Favorite composer: Bach, Prokofiev, Stravinsky…

Hobbies: Cooking, reading, languages, traveling, hiking/just being outside in general

How did you get started in music? I started violin when I was six. I discovered viola in the middle of college and was instantly hooked!

Dream job if not musician: Food writer or ceramicist

Best advice I ever got: Record yourself… and actually listen back.

Pet peeve: Bad grammar and people who don’t listen