Above: Dr. Bryson Mortensen leading the 2016 Young Singers Project in performance at Norfolk's Ohef Sholom Temple.
2022 YOUNG SINGERS PROJECT IN CONCERT
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022 | 4PM Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center Virginia Wesleyan University
Join us for the 22nd year of the Young Singers Project, the Virginia Chorale’s flagship educational program for high school singers, conducted this season by Carolyn Myers. Ms. Myers, who has enjoyed a long career as a music educator, served as the supervisor of music education for the Chesapeake Public Schools and the director of choral music at Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake. She was also a faculty member at East Carolina University’s School of Music, where she earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Carolyn Greene Myers has enjoyed a long career as a music educator, having been the director of choral music at high schools in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia, as well as the supervisor of music education for the Chesapeake Public Schools in Chesapeake, VA. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education with a concentration in vocal performance from East Carolina University. Continued graduate studies followed at Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University and the University of Virginia.
Ms. Myers and her husband relocated to Greenville, NC, where she served on the vocal studies and music education faculties of the East Carolina University School of Music. She also maintained an active private voice studio. They recently returned to the Tidewater area.
The conductor of numerous district, all-county and all-city choruses in Virginia and North Carolina, Ms. Myers has also been a frequent vocal performer and soloist, having appeared with the Atlanta Symphony and Chorale, the Virginia Symphony, the Virginia Wind Symphony, the Virginia Chorale, the Virginia Beach Symphony, the Norfolk Cantata Chorus, and most recently, the ECU Wind Ensemble, ECU Opera Theater, and the Greenville Choral Society & Sinfonia. Her performance experience has also included musical theatre and cabaret appearances.
Ms. Myers’ honors include the ECU School of Music Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Chesapeake Public Schools’ Secondary Teacher of the Year Award, and the I. Sherman Greene Chorale Music Educator Award. She also received recognition as Outstanding Women of the Year by the Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Chesapeake.