Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Carol Grey leads Cantores, a small vocal ensemble performing primarily a cappella choral music from the 15th through 21st centuries. In 2010-11 she completed her 25th and final season as the music director of The Masterworks Chorale in Havertown, PA (now director emerita).
Carol has a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Temple University and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in music from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has studied conducting with Harriet Simons and Elaine Brown and voice with Harriet Simons, Louise Parker, and Holly Phares.
Her experiences include teaching music in the public schools, at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, PA, and at the junior college level. She was the founding director of the Temple University Center City Chorus.
As a singer, Carol has performed in recitals, concerts, and operas with ensembles in the Philadelphia area and Western New York. Currently Carol sings with The Philadelphia Singers Chorale as well as Cantores. She was formerly a member of Singing City Choir, the Temple University Concert Choir, and The Delaware Singers, among others. In some of these and other choirs it has been her privilege to perform with world-class orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, and Leningrad Symphony under such conductors as Carlo Maria Giulini, James Levine, Kurt Mazur, Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy, Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and Christoph Eschenbach.
Carol is a member of ACDA and serves on the executive board of the Pennsylvania chapter of ACDA as membership chair.
In addition to her musical activities, Carol earns a living as a systems analyst at Drexel University.