Carolyn’s music has been described as “sensitive” and “evocative” of “streams of light” (Canadian Music Centre BC), creating rich textural landscapes through lyricism and orchestration. Her works have been performed throughout North America and Europe by ensembles including the Erato Ensemble, Myriad, and soloists from Vancouver Opera’s New Works project.
During the 2018 Jean Coulthard Reading Session, Carolyn’s orchestral work was read by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – with the in-concert premiere by the South Puget Sound College Orchestra in Olympia, Washington in December of 2018.
In 2018, Carolyn participated in Art Song Lab, working with composer Rodney Sharman. In 2017 and 2018 she composed pieces for Vancouver Pro Musica’s Sonic Boom Festival under the guidance of Dorothy Chang and Owen Underhill. Carolyn also participated as both a composer and performer at the 2017 Uzmah-Upbeat International Summer Program in Croatia), working with Joel Hoffmann (and an additional performance of her piece at the 2018 West Coast Composer’s Symposium); and in the Summer of 2016, she participated in the Oregon Bach Festival Composer’s Symposium as both 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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