Glass Boyd, Fern
A native of Philadelphia, she began her early music studies at the Settlement Music School and went on to earn degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Yale University, where she performed as a member of the graduate string quartet at both institutions. She is active as a recitalist and clinician and is a frequent soloist and adjudicator throughout the state and region. She is featured as solo cellist on the commercial CD release Beneath a Northern Sky with the String Orchestra of the Rockies. Fern served as President of the Montana chapter of the American String Teachers Association, for which she received a commendation for outstanding leadership by the national organization. She is also a member of several other professional music organizations including MENC, The College Music Society, and the Violoncello Society, Inc. of America. Her cello is a beautiful example of the English maker Joseph Hill, of Wm. Hill & Sons, made in 1811.