Joy Fellows

Assistant Principal Viola

Joy Fellows


Joy Fellows is a member of both the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera Orchestras. She was formerly Associate Principal Viola of the Indianapolis Symphony, and has also been a member of both the St. Louis Symphony, and the New World Symphony in Miami.

Joy has been a resident chamber musician at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Italy, and has also participated in the Juilliard String Quartet seminar, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Central City Opera (Colorado), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and has participated and taught at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Joy has performed as chamber musician and as a soloist across the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Ms. Fellows holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Masters degree from The Juilliard School. Joy studied chamber music with Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, Earl Carlyss, Joel Smirnoff, and Sam Rhodes. Her principal teachers included Wayne Crouse, Matthew Dane, and Samuel Rhodes of the Juilliard String Quartet.