Carolyn Davis Fryer

Carolyn Davis Fryer, Music

Adjunct Faculty Member


Double Bass

Educational Background

B.M., M.M.  Juilliard School


Carolyn Davis Fryer has an extensive background as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher. She has toured South America with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta, performed with Isaac Stern at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor her mentor, Alexander Schneider, and toured frequently with the Brandenburg Ensemble under the direction of Jaime Laredo. As guest artist, she has appeared with Triple Helix, Colorado and Mendelssohn Quartets, and has participated in the Marlboro, Grand Teton Music Festivals as well as the Portland Chamber Music Festival.

Since moving to the Boston area from New York in 1996, Ms. Fryer has been performing regularly with the Boston Ballet Company and Boston Musica Viva. A devoted teacher for over 30 years, she is on the faculties of Boston University and the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and has coached at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) and the New Hampshire All State Chamber Music Festival. Previously, she was on the faculties of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Mannes Preparatory School of Music. Upon graduating from the Juilliard School where she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees studying with Homer Mensch and David Walter, she was awarded the Zimmerman Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement.