Violinist Carol Carlson is an avid performer, a devoted teacher, and a successful creative arts entrepreneur. In 2011, she co-founded Music con Brio with partner Amber Dolphin. After serving as co-director for three years, Carol became Executive Director in 2014. In addition to her work with Music con Brio, Carol teaches strings at Clarke University and maintains private studios in Madison and Dubuque. She regularly performs as a member of the Pecatonica String Quartet and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Carol holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from UW-Madison where she studied with Professor Felicia Moye, whom she also served as teaching assistant. Additionally, Carol holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Truman State University, and a Graduate Certificate from Park University. Carol is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Sigma Alpha Iota. Carol lives in Madison with her husband Matt, a trombonist, and their daughter Julianna.