Deborah Dansby Wells

Deborah Dansby Wells, Viola – is principal viola of the Mantovani Orchestra, touring Internationally and domestically. Often in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, she divides her time between the educational and performance worlds. As a player, Ms. Dansby Wells is equally at home on the classical and popular stages where she may be found as a soloist or principal player. Her primary studies were done at the University of Michigan with extensive post-graduate work at the Manhattan School in New York, and at a number of universities in Florida.



Being in the AFM is essential for a professional musician. The AFM helps protect you and helps provide quality and safe performances! It enables you to continue your love of performing while providing you with resources and knowledge of “The Biz!” The pension plan is an awesome benefit which most musicians are grateful for to help with future financial security. The camaraderie of fellow professionals is priceless.

— Carol J. Stein