r. Carol A. Traupman-Carr serves as Choir Director at Saint Ann Catholic Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
She is also Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs and Professor of Music at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Performance, graduating summa cum laude and with honors in Music.
Her honors' project, entitled The orchestral technique of Gustav Mahler: a formal and timbral analysis of three symphonies and three song cycles, holds the Moravian College record for the longest senior honors' thesis completed; shortly after the author graduated, the College instituted a page limit to all future honors' theses.
Beginning in the Fall of 1986, Dr. Traupman-Carr enrolled at Cornell University, from which she received a Master of Arts (1989) and Doctor of Philosophy (1995) in Musicology, with a minor in music theory.
After completing her M.A. but prior to completing her Ph.D., she spent two years teaching general music to sixth graders in the Ithaca City School District (at DeWitt Middle School).
She was an editorial assistant on the critical edition of Donizetti's opera, Maria Stuarda, a project which took her to Bergamo and Naples, Italy, in the summer of 1989.
She has authored numerous articles for the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music (ed. Don Michael Randel).
Her dissertation is titled I dimenticati: Verdi's mid-century comtemporaries.
In 2000 and 2001, she edited Pleasing for Our Use: David Tannenberg and the Organ of the Moravians (Lehigh University Press and Associated University Presses) and The Square Piano in Rural Pennsylvania, 1760-1830, a color catalog to accompany the 1998 square piano exhibition in Payne Art Gallery, the latter co-edited with Paul Larson.
Previously, she served as Chair of the Music Department at Moravian College, teaching The Art of Music, Harmony, Form, Music History, Beginning Piano, Musicianship, and Women in Music.
She is a member of the American Musicological Society and the College Music Society.
Dr. Traupman-Carr is a past member of the board of the Allentown Academy of the Arts.
Since 2003, she has served as "staff arranger" for the Mainstreet Brass Quintet; in this capacity, she has written nine original arrangements of hymns, carols and folk songs thus far for the ensemble.
She lives in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and their two children, Andrew and Allison.
Her instrumental training includes piano, harpsichord and violin.
Dr. Traupman-Carr has been published by Cimarron Press and Hinshaw Music.
CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to also offer her music in our catalog: