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Mary Ann Fee Fennell

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…

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