Congratulations to Carolyn Craig, M.M. ‘21, M.M.A. ’22 who has been appointed as the new assistant director of music at Wells Cathedral, beginning April 2024. Carolyn is a former organ scholar at Truro and Westminster Cathedrals and is currently organ scholar at Westminster Abbey.
Carolyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance (with minors in conducting and German) from Indiana University, and a Master of Musical Arts (2022) and a Master of Music (2021) in Organ Performance from the Institute of Sacred Music where she studied organ under Martin Jean, Jon Laukvik, Chris Young, and John Brock; as well as conducting under Dominick DiOrio, Betsy Burleigh, Marguerite Brooks, and David Hill.
Carolyn has also won multiple recent awards, including the Royal College of Organists’ Limpus/Shinn/Durant and Dr. F. J. Read Prizes, and she performs, broadcasts, and teaches internationally. She has also recently been appointed as a junior fellow of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire from January 2024.
In her new role at Wells Cathedral, Carolyn will be the principal organist for Cathedral services, will play a key part in the training of the choristers, and will direct Wells Cathedral Chamber Choir.
Read the full announcement on the Wells Cathedral website.
Photo: Carolyn Craig