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Dr. Caroline Carson
Director of Choral Activities

Contact Information:
Office: (504) 280-6037
PAC 336

Dr. Caroline Carson is currently the Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Orleans, Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Assistant Conductor for the New Orleans Civic Symphony, President-elect of Louisiana ACDA, Co-chairs the Liturgy & Music Commission for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, and is Co-Founder/Director of the New Orleans Festival Brasileiro. Dr. Carson has served on the faculties of Georgia College & State University as Director of Choral Activities and Shenandoah Conservatory as an Adjunct Professor of Choral Literature and Graduate Conducting. In addition, she taught classes in Bulgaria on American Music History and Choral Education in association with the University of Varna. Dr. Carson has prepared choruses for concerts, workshops, national and international tours, and a year 2000 Carnegie Hall performance. Dr. Carson taught in the Georgia public school systems for seven years. While in Atlanta, she participated in four Grammy-winning recordings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw and Yoel Levi. She founded the Milledgeville Singers Guild, now in its twelfth successful season. Dr. Carson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in Conducting from Emory University, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from USC in Columbia, SC. She has worked with such distinguished American conductors as Larry Wyatt, Manual Alvarez, Alfred Calabrese, Dale Warland, and Robert Page. Dr. Carson has also worked overseas with Boris Tevlin (Moscow Conservatory), Helène Guy (Paris Conservatory), Professor Marin Tchonev and Maestro Milko Kolarov, both from Varna, Bulgaria. Dr. Carson serves as an ACDA and LMEA adjudicator. In 2006, she founded the New Orleans Summer Chorus, an annual summer performing choral ensemble open to anyone. Dr. Carson is a singer with the NOVA and Jefferson Chorales, and Inconspicuous 8. She is an avid space science geek, and is a Solar System Ambassador Volunteer for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA. Caroline is the owner of the music resource website:

MSL Curiosity Experience -

Festival Brasileiro -


American Choral Directors Association

Louisiana ACDA

Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana (EDOLA) Music

Church & Music

American Guild of Organists


Conductors Guild


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