Professor of Music (Voice), Chair of Voice Area
On Faculty since 1999
Office: McAlister Hall 217
D.M.A., vocal performance, University of British Columbia, 1995
M.M., vocal performance, University of Toronto, 1983
B.M., vocal performance, University of Toronto 1981
A.R.C.T., piano performance, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto 1980
About Carolyn Hart
Carolyn Hart, soprano, is a frequent performer of recital, oratorio and orchestral repertoire. She performs regularly in the Chicago area and has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. Further concerts have taken her to Hong Kong, Korea, New York and Paris. She especially enjoys the collaboration of chamber music and performs with a variety of instrumental ensembles including the “Chicago New Arts Trio” (soprano, flute and piano). Her CD Not Your Usual Lineup features newly commissioned Canadian works for soprano, clarinet and piano. The Bliss of Solitude is collaboration with pianist Daniel Paul Horn of Canadian Art Song. She has been frequently broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio and television, as well as WFMT (Chicago), KPAC (Texas Public Radio) and Korean National Radio.
Carolyn holds degrees from the University of Toronto (Irene Jessner), and completed her Doctorate at the University of British Columbia (Phyllis Mailing) where her dissertation examined the vocal works of Barbara Pentland. Further studies have taken her to the Opera program at the Banff School of Fine Arts (Boris Goldovsky); Britten-Pears School (Peter Pears) in Aldeburgh, England; and the Académie de Musique (Hughes Cuenod) in Lausanne Switzerland.
She has adjudicated extensively throughout Canada and has also served as juror for the Canada Council and the Eckhardt-Grammatté Competition. Before moving to Chicago, she was on faculty at the School of Music, Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland where she was honoured with the “President’s Award for Outstanding Research.” Presently she is an Associate Professor, and Chair of Voice at Wheaton College in Chicago where she was recently honored with the “Senior Teaching Achievement Award.”