Caroline Gordon, soprano, was raised in a family with an active love of music in Northeast Iowa – singing at church, in contests, in programs, and at family gatherings — music has always been a defining part of Caroline’s life. After moving to Florida, Caroline was selected for the well-known Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus, and then began her music training at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, focusing on voice, but also training in flute. She continued classical voice and flute training at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, where she was honored with the Theodore Presser Scholar Award, started their local chapter of the music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, and was a soloist with Winter Park Bach Festival Society. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and then continued at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, earning her Master’s degree in Voice Performance. Caroline then went on to earn her Artist Certificate from George Mason University in May, 2014, where she won top awards in two N.A.T. S. state competitions and the GMU Concerto Competition singing with the GMU orchestra while studying with Prof. Patricia Miller. While at GMU, Caroline also joined the Mason Vocal Jazz Ensemble and studied jazz voice with Dr. Darden Purcell.
Caroline’s background includes a variety of solo recitals, concert performances, soloist with orchestra, outreach programs, and opera roles. Notable roles include the title role in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Miss Silverpeal in Mozart’s The Impresario, Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Mistress of the novices in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, 1st Lady and Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. She also performed art songs and opera abroad with summer programs in Ireland, Austria, Italy, and South Korea. Caroline has taught private voice lessons at the University of Florida and taught Class Voice as adjunct instructor at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL. She has been with the Potomac Arts Academy for over 2 years. Caroline believes first and foremost in vocal health at every age, advocating a singular, healthy base singing technique which can be applied to any style of vocal music. Caroline currently studies with Dr. Lori Lind, and continues her coaching with Joseph Walsh of the Lyric Opera Virginia.
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