Faculty Profiles

Carolyn Hart

Carolyn Hart, D.M.A.

Professor of Music Emerita

On Faculty since 1999
Armerding 320


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 a 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 honored with the “President’s Award for Outstanding Research.” Currently she is a Professor and Chair of Voice at Wheaton College, where she was recently honored with the “Senior Teaching Achievement Award."

University of British Columbia
D.M.A., Vocal Performance, 1995

University of Toronto
M.M., Vocal Performance, 1983

University of Toronto
B.M., Vocal Performance, 1981

Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
A.R.C.T., Piano Performance, 1980

  • Music
  • Orchestral performance