DAN M. FELLOWS 26, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was exposed to music early in life by his musician parents. He began his musical studies at the age of four with his mother, Esther, and continued through high school. As an orchestral musician, Mr. Fellows has served in the viola sections of various professional and festival orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the orchestras of Cheyenne, Tulsa, Arkansas, Santa Barbara, and Pyeong-Chang, Republic of Korea. As a soloist, Mr. Fellows has performed concerti with the orchestras of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Grand Junction, Colorado. Mr. Fellows has also participated in numerous state-wide, regional, national, and international competitions. In the past, he has been an alternate for the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, and has participated as a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Performance Competition. In 2016, Mr. Fellows participated in the Schoenfeld International String Competition as a member of the Los Angeles Ensemble, which received 4th place in the finals. Dan Fellows’ previous instructors are Esther Fellows, Michael Nicholson, and Peter Slowik. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder as a student of Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther of the Cavani and Takács String Quartets, respectively. Dan Fellows completed his master’s degree at the University of Southern California, where he studied with Michael Tree and Karen Dreyfus, and is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate there studying with Karen Dreyfus.