Full of striking rhythms and expressive melodies, Carolyn’s music bridges multiple styles and mediums through lyricism and orchestration. Her works have been performed throughout North America and Europe by ensembles including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the South Puget Sound College Orchestra, and soloists from the Vancouver Opera’s New Works project.
In the Fall of 2019, Carolyn was featured on the inaugural concert of the up-and-coming chamber orchestra Symphony 21. She was also chosen as one of eight composers commissioned to write for HEARNINGS: the opening concert of Fear No Music’s 2019-2020 season Justice (Just Us).
In 2018, Carolyn participated in Art Song Lab, working with Rodney Sharman. In 2017 and 2018 she composed pieces for Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom Festival working with Dorothy Chang, Owen Underhill, and the Erato Ensemble. Carolyn also participated as a composer/performer at the 2017 Uzmah-Upbeat International Summer School in Croatia), working with Joel Hoffmann (with the Canadian premier her work at the 2018 West Coast Composer’s Symposium); and in 2016, she participated in the Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium as a composer and Vocal Fellow, performing under the guidance of Roomful of Teeth’s Estelí Gomez and workshopping her music with composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
Carolyn holds a MMus in Composition from the University of British Columbia and a BMus from the University of Oregon. Her teachers include: Dorothy Chang, Jocelyn Morlock, Stephen Chatman, Robert Kyr, David Crumb, and Terry McQuilkin. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
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