ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jan-Marie Christy Joyce is in her 23rd season as Principal Violist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, where she has appeared frequently as soloist. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under Stanley Konopka, Assistant Principal Violist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Jan-Marie is former Principal Violist of the Canton (OH) Symphony and currently spends her summers as a member of the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Colorado where she has served as acting Principal Viola. In the summer of 2005, she was invited to perform in Seattle Opera’s production of Wagner’s “Ring des Nibelungen”. She is on the faculty of the Charleston Chamber Music Intensive and the Charleston International Music School where she teaches viola and coaches chamber music and previously was a member of the faculty at the College of Charleston. Ms. Joyce can be heard on a CD of chamber music for oboe and strings with members of her family. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance.
Jan-Marie is married to CSO bass trombonist Tom Joyce and has three children, Anthony, Emma, and Kenneth.