• About

    Carol Procter grew up in eastern Massachusetts and trained as a cellist at the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music where she got her BM ('63) and MM ('65). In the summer of 1965, she studied at the Tanglewood Music School on a Fromm Fellowship and joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall, giving up a Fulbright Scholarship in order to do so.

    Carol spent a year ('69-'70) performing with the Japan Philharmonic on a BSO Exchange Program. She has also been to Haiti several times to perform and teach. She has performed many chamber music concerts as a cellist as well as a viola-da-gambist. She has performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops on numerous occasions.

    Carol is an energy healer and Transformational Breath Facilitator.
    She retired from the BSO in 2003 after 38 years of service and became me an ardent traveler and photographer. After her diagnosis with a rare form of Alzheimer’s, she created a series of collages illustrating the process from depression to acceptance that has been shown in several galleries.

    Most recently she published her memoir, More Than Music, which has received accolades from Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, and others from country singers to medical doctors and is available from Amazon and at independent booksellers everywhere.

    Carol lives with her longtime partner, Barbara, in Duxbury, Massachusetts.