Welcome to the CHORALNUT resource page. I hope you will find it entertaining and/ or useful. I am currently a "Junior" (1st-year) seminarian at The Sewanee School of Theology and Postulant for priesthood in The Episcopal Church. I'm still involved in professional conducting, singing, consulting, and adjudication. I was formerly the Director of Choral Activities at The University of New Orleans, Director of Music at St. Paul's Episcopal Church , and president of Louisiana ACDA. I am still the co-chair for Liturgy & Music for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and a NASA / JPL volunteer Solar System Ambassador (and a #spacetweep). I love travel, coffee, puns, and fun times with great friends. I have a sweet and spirited kitty cat named Bluebell.
I'm on Twitter as @Conductor222 and @The_SolarSystem
I also enjoy blogging ocasionally: The Parson Carson http://theparsoncarson.blogspot.com/
Feel free to contact me, especially if you love choral music and The Episcopal Church :-)
The name of this site comes from what the choral master Dale Warland called me once (with a smile) when he signed a CD for me - “To Caroline Carson, a fellow "choral nut" and also b/c everyone that knows me realizes I’m a quite crazy about choral music! My music mentor is Dr. Larry Wyatt, Director of Choral Activities at The University of South Carolina.
This picture is from December, 2008. The UNO choirs and the New Orleans Civic Symphony with guest alumni and soloists performed together at Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans.
Egypt - 2017
I can't take credit for this one. My brother Chris did this to me. OUCH, but I do love my green hair! : )
My sweet Bluebell Kitty
Here, I am conducting Beethoven's Mass in C and later in the same evening, portions of Bizet's Te Deum. If you are not familiar with the Bizet work, find it......it's ear candy.
With friends from the Anglican Diocese of Raiwind in Pakistan, April 2016
Me with my Bishop, Morris Thompson, 2016.
Me with former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams! 2016.