Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Carolyn Herrington has recently moved to Lethbridge, Alberta. After an exciting three years at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at The University of Western Ontario, she is pleased to join the faculty at the University of Lethbridge and the Conservatory of Music. She will be teaching classes in Collaborative Piano and Music Appreciation at ULeth, teaching piano at the Conservatory, and will also be a voice coach to students and professionals in the area. In addition, Dr. Herrington will continue to be the Director of Collaborative Piano at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy in London, Ontario.
Dr. Herrington obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan, where she studied with world-renowned pianist and coach, Martin Katz. She holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from The University of Western Ontario, where she studied with John Hess. Carolyn has also studied on numerous occasions with esteemed collaborative pianist Rudolph Jansen, and has worked with pianists Margo Garrett, Alan Smith, Antoine Palloc, Ken Griffiths, Kathleen Kelly, and Rena Sharon. She has performed in several masterclasses for singers such as Shirley Verrett, Elly Ameling, and Edith Wiens.
Dr. Herrington is in demand as an adjudicator and is also an examiner for Conservatory Canada. Her festival appearances include Songfest in Malibu, the Song in Collaboration Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Mountainview International Festival of Song in Calgary. She has also worked as repetiteur for the University of Michigan’s summer opera workshop in Florence, Italy and as vocal coach for the University of Western Ontario Vocal Arts Intensive intersession course.