Dr. Joy Grimes loves the thrill and challenge of playing baroque music; her interest was piqued after spending four seasons with the Utah Shakespearian Festival playing broken consort repertoire. She is appearing this season with The Handel and Haydn Society, Cambridge Concentus, Grand Harmony, Marsh Chapel Collegium, The Weckmann Project, Ulster Landing, and Symphony New Hampshire. The Boston Musical Intelligencer describes Joy’s interpretation as “virtuosic and colorfully ornamented” and “performed with precision and elegance.” Joy earned a bachelor’s degree in viola performance and anthropology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She obtained a master’s and doctorate in Viola performance at Boston University under the tutelage of Michelle LaCourse and Ed Gazouleas. Joy is on faculty at the Newton Suzuki School, a former President of the Massachusetts Suzuki Association, and presented at an International Suzuki Conference teaching baroque dance. Joy also loves contra-dancing and building sandcastles with her three year old son.