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Mary Ann Fee Fennell


Mary Ann Fee Fennell, Principal violinist with the Knoxville Symphony, joined the KSO

in 1970.  During her years of musical service in the KSO, Mary Ann has also taken on

leadership position that include serving as an elected member of the Orchestra

Committee, as a member of the contract negotiation committee, and as an orchestra

representative to the KSO Board.


Mary Ann has a large studio of young violinists and pianists, many of whom have

moved on to membership in the KSO Youth Orchestra and in prominent positions in the

community. Some of her former students are musicians in the Knoxville Symphony.

She is an active performer in the community as a regular with the Knoxville Choral

Society, founder and musician with the Dogwood Strings, and lead musician with many

church and community special performances. She is also an active member of the

Music Study Club of Knoxville, the Tuesday Morning Musical Club, the Knoxville Music

Teachers Association, and the Kiwanis Club of Knoxville.


Mary Ann received a Bachelor of Arts with a major in violin from Muskingum University

in Ohio, a Masters of Music from the University of Tennessee, and post-graduate work

at Indiana University. She also studied with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan.  Mary Ann is married to Tom Fennell and has four children.