Joyful Sounds, a distinctive string ensemble, based in Springfield, Mo. Can provide elegant live music for your wedding or other cherished event.

Specializing in chamber music, standard wedding classics, light classics, pops, or show tunes this experienced professional string quarter or trio, can also include flute, clarinet, trumpet, harp, vocalists, or any combination of instruments.

Performance experience includes Springfield Symphony, Ft. Smith Symphony associate concertmaster and principal cellist, N. Arkansas Symphony, Branson shows including Lawrence Welk, Neil Sedaka, Kenny Rogers, Regis and Kathy Lee, Springfield Reg. Opera, Little Theater, Ozark Festival Orchestra, Mo. Southern orchestral events, Southwest Baptist University productions, Drury College productions, Missouri State Univ. productions, and Branson recording artists.

Joyful Sounds provides live music for Ozark weddings at wedding chapels, bed and breakfasts, or private homes. They also provide music at outdoor or indoor weddings and receptions, church weddings, church events, private dinner parties, anniversary celebrations, corporate events, business parties, holiday events such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day parties, grand openings,open houses, and gala fund-raisers.

These professional musicians have performed extensively in Springfield, Bolivar, Lake of the Ozarks, Branson, Mo. And also Eureka Springs and Harrison, Arkansas.
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Carol Harrison, manager for Joyful Sounds, is a retired public school educator, who sees this endeavor as an opportunity to continue her passion for music and continue working with people. She is a violinist who continues to teach in several local communities in addition to performing extensively. She is only “semi-retired” as she still teaches violin-viola and coaches a student quartet at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. She also teaches private students in Bolivar, Eldorado Springs, and Springfield.

Active professional musician 25 years in Southwest Mo. and Arkansas
At present associate concertmaster, Ft. Smith, Ar. Symphony, 1st violinist with Springfield, Mo and  N.W. Ar. Symphony in Fayetteville; faculty recitals, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar
Manager and 1st violinist with Joyful Sounds Free-lance musician with various church orchestras

She especially enjoys creating that personal touch by adding the live music that is needed for your special event. Working with each event planner or bride by giving consultation at no extra expense to you is something that she loves to do.

Recordings For

Performance Locations

Branson Osmond's Gillioz Harp
Branson Al Brumley Lake of The Ozarks Racquet Club Violins
Branson Allen Edwards Lebanon Country Club Viola
PBS Specials Chateau On The Lake Branson MO Cello
Branson Allen Edwards Springfield MO Area Churches Keyboard
Branson  Brumley Bolivar MO. Area Churches Trumpet
John Tesh Harrisonville Arts Council Group Types
Retail Business Bear Creek Bed and Breakfast Branson MO Singers
Wedding Collections- Spfd. MO Stonegate Chapel Branson MO String Quartet
Wedding Center -Spfd. MO James River Assembly Ozark MO Trio
Recording Soundtracks University Plaza Springfield MO Duo
Celebrate America College of The Ozarks Keeter Center Violin and Harp Duo
Sandi Patti   Violin Solo
VENUES We Have Played At
Titanic Chateau on the Lake Gillioz Theater
Vandivort, Wellington Place Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Jordan Valley Park,
Lebanon Civic Center events St. John's Dr's Balls, fitness retreats Marine's Ball
 Nathaniel Greene Park Gillardi's Oasis Touch Restaurant
Samuel Cedars, Bolivar CMH  healthcare facilities events    Spfd. Area Funeral Directors Association
B and B Theaters, Titanic Lodge of the Four Seasons  
Mo. State Bd. of Realtors Horseshoe Bend Racquet Club and Spa TanTara Hickory Hills Country Club
Crescent Hotel Spfd. Hospitality Club Gillioz Theater
Twin Oaks Country Club Fremont Hills Country Club  
Univ. Plaza Hotel Holiday Inn N. Sheraton
Clarion MoDot Barker-Phillips-Jackson Insurance Co.
St. John's Healthy Fitness Chateau Retreats, Chateau on the Lake Titanic
Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar U.S. Bank Great Southern Bank
Marine Ball Touch Restaurant, Spfd.  
Churches and private residences in Springfield, Bolivar, Nixa, Lebanon, Rogersville, Branson, Monett

Jim & Carol Harrison
Address-H.C.77 Box 783
Pittsburg, Mo. 65724
Phone: 417-852-4505