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CAROL JOY EVANS

New Mexico-born CAROL JOY EVANS has performed as a soloist and choral artist throughout the United States, England, Italy, and Germany. As a choral artist, she worked with leading orchestras and conductors of the world, including Eugene Ormandy, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Gian Carlo Maria Giulini and Robert Shaw with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony and Bach Choir of Bethlehem. She spent four seasons with the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, and Charleston, SC, performing operas and concerts live, on radio and on television as a member of the 24-voice Westminster Choir, with which she also recorded 2 CDs: O Magnum Mysterium, sacred choral works from the Renaissance through the 20th century, and Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra, Christian Badea conducting.

Carol Joy’s solo engagements in New York City included Poulenc’s Gloria, Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Mass in C-minor and Solemn Vespers and Kodaly’s Missa Brevis. She collaborated with fellow musicians, both here and abroad, to benefit various charities, including The Elizabeth House Association of London, England, and the Burden Center for the Aging in New York City. Concert appearances in the metro New York area included art songs and opera arias as well as show tunes and cabaret songs of Britten, Gershwin, Lerner & Lowe, Kern and Rogers & Hammerstein.

Ms. Evans earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (with honors) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She was one of 2 Americans selected to participate in The Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies’ French Song Master Class in Aldeburgh, England, was a Semi-Finalist in The Liederkranz Competition (New York City), and was awarded First Place in the Advanced Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions (New Jersey). Additional studies include opera workshops with Virginia Zeani (Indiana University, Bloomington, IN), Richard Crittenden (Aquarius Opera Workshop in NYC and American University, Washington, DC), jazz vocal style with Gloria Cooper (Long Island University) and vocal health & pathologies with Dr. Anat Keidar, CCC-SLP (NYC).

Ms. Evans has taught voice privately since earning her Master’s degree in 1987. In addition to private instruction, she taught at the Putnam Music Center in Mahopac, NY, and has conducted vocal seminars for choral organizations including The St. George’s Choral Society and Festival of Voices/Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. While in New York, she also served on the boards of the Professional Women Singers Association and The Dennis Keene Choral Festival.

Carol Joy returned to her Western roots in January 2010, happily relocating to Fort Collins, CO.  In addition to her work with Sing for the Health of It, Carol Joy is the Choir Director at Christ Fellowship Church in Fort Collins, and has served as vocal adjudicator with the CO/WY Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (“NATS”) and the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (voice).