An American violist, conductor and composer received her Bachelors of Music Performance from Chapman University, and her Masters in Fine Arts in Music from California State University, in Long Beach. Broe earned her Doctorate in Music from Arizona State University in 2001. Her viola teachers include William Magers, Adriana Chirilov, and Louis Kievman. She has been the featured soloist with orchestras in California and Arizona.
Carolyn Broe conducts the Four Seasons Orchestra of Scottsdale, which was nominated in two Grammy categories for 2000. She has made several CD recordings and performed with numerous celebrities. She is the violist with the Four Seasons String Quartet. Broe was the founder and conductor of the Paradise Valley Community College Orchestra for ten years. She has written two books including “J.S. Bach’s Treatment of the Viola” and “The String Literature of Louise L. Kerr”. Carolyn holds several awards including: Woman of the Year from American Biographical in 1993; Marquis’ Who’s Who of Women 2001; The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture “Artists’ Award” 2005; and The Dream Catcher Award of 1995. Carolyn Broe is currently teaching viola at Paradise Valley Community College and is the Principal violist with the Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra. She recently performed a ten city tour of China as a violist with the American Festival Orchestra.