Hi. I’m Carly.
It’s nice to meet you! 👋🏻 I’m an arts-administrating, oboe-playing writer and advocate whose practice thrives at the intersection of research, storytelling, new media, and creative performance.
By day, I implement strategic administrative practices to support Guitars Over Guns‘ award-winning music education programming across 36 school and community sites in Miami and Chicago. By night, I can be found marveling at the creative output of TikTok teens, perfecting my vegan hamantaschen recipe, and contemplating how to gamify a queer, feminist chamber recital inspired by the love letters of Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann.
You know, just a day in the life. Actual footage shown.
It all started when I turned the required program notes for my undergrad recital into a coloring book, complete with puzzles and games for intermission. I became fascinated with the many ways that the stories we tell through music on stage – and the audience’s dynamic experience as we tell those stories – can be enlivened and transformed through extra-musical media.
Since then, I’ve dedicated my journey — both on stage and behind the scenes — to communicating powerful stories through interactive media, music, and words. As a performer, I curate “theatre-recitals” that weave primary texts, contemporary chamber works, and social justice themes into an immersive narrative. As an administrator, I guide artists and ensembles to tell their stories in a compelling way, expressing who they are, what they do, and why they do it.
So. Are you ready to tell YOUR story?
CV at a glance
Global Leaders Program Certificate
M.Mus., Schulich School of Music
B.Mus., Eastman School of Music
B.A., University of Rochester
Miami City Ballet
Florida Grand Opera
Palm Beach Symphony
Against the Grain Theatre