Carol Joy

Greetings!  I'd like to start with a personal note before my official bio below:  While voice teaching (technique) and vocal coaching (repertoire suggestions, diction, performance technique) is my business, it's also my heart. I strive to connect with my students on both a personal and artistic level, and create an environment where you feel at ease and can grow & thrive. My joy is to help you shine!  My students have successfully auditioned for college music programs, school, church, and community ensembles, and private gigs.   I am honored to help you take that next step in your musical adventures.  And although my professional work has been in the area of voice, French horn was my first love and continues to be a joy to both play and share with others.


TEACHER:  CAROL JOY EVANS is a singer and voice teacher with over 30 years experience.  In addition to maintaining a private studio, she taught at the Putnam Music Center in Mahopac, NY, and conducted vocal seminars for choral organizations in New York City, including The St. George’s Choral Society and Festival of Voices/Marble Collegiate Church.  Carol Joy's training as a teacher of voice includes techniques to help singers interested in all musical genres (classical, musical theater, pop, rock & roll, jazz) use their vocal instruments wisely.


CHORAL ARTIST: Carol Joy 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.


EDUCATION: Ms. Evans earned a Master’s of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy (with honors) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University.  Additional studies include jazz vocal style with Gloria Cooper (Long Island University) and vocal health & pathologies with Dr. Anat Keidar, CCC-SLP (NYC). 


FRENCH HORN:  Carol Joy’s success as a singer and voice teacher was grounded in the French horn, which she started playing at the age of 9. By the age of 12, she was transposing and playing first horn parts from a collection of Brahms symphonic works. Shortly thereafter, at age 13, she was selected to attend the MidEast Music Festival sponsored by Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, followed by district and regional bands and orchestras in high school, then first chair of the Penn State Concert Blue Band, on the main campus of over 35, 000 students at Pennsylvania State University.  After moving to Fort Collins in 2010, Ms. Evans resumed her French horn studies with Clint Baker, played with the First Presbyterian Church Orchestra, the Fort Collins French Horn Ensemble, and CFC Brass at Christ Fellowship Church.  She enjoys transferring years of professional vocal experience to the art of French horn playing, and is eager to share all she’s learned with beginning players of all ages.