Joan Ely Carlson

Image of Joan Ely CarlsonJoan Ely Carlson is a tenured violinist in the Austin Symphony Orchestra and also a member of the Victoria Bach Festival Orchestra. She performs on baroque violin regularly with La Follia Austin Baroque and has performed with the Texas Early Music Project and as part of the St. Cecilia Series’ Baroque Festival at First Presbyterian Church in Austin. Also a singer, she has been a member of Conspirare since 1998 and sings in the Compline Choir of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, often serving as cantor for the short, meditative service of ancient evening prayer. In the civilian world, Joan is a recovering lawyer and a Crossfitter who can deadlift her body weight and then some. This keeps her in shape for doing her main thing: joyfully doing the bidding of her two daughters: Clara, four, and Emma, seven.