Carrie developed an early love for the arts by singing and acting out what she saw in Disney movies. This developed a passion for musical theatre and the arts. Throughout her career, Carrie has had the privilege to explore both opera and musical theatre styles. Carrie has performed in numerous opera and musical theatre roles including Third Lady in the Magic Flute, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, Sister Mary in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You, as well as numerous others, toured with Missoula Children's Theatre, sung with Doc Severinsen, been an actor on Saturday Night Live, and she has recorded as a solo artist with McGraw Hill and Hal Leonard Publishings.
Carrie is a graduate of NYU Steinhardt with a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance: Musical Theatre Performance and an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy where she was an adjunct faculty member of voice. Carrie also received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carrie teaches voice of all styles. She uses primarily musical theatre and classical pieces as tools to build technique, and then applies those to whatever genre the student would like to pursue. A typical lesson includes vocalizes (warm ups), 1-2 songs, and detailed technique.
Carrie prides herself on being a lifelong learner. As Oscar Hammerstein II said in The King and I, “If you become a teacher, from your pupils you’ll be taught.”