Carol Traupman-Carr, Ph.D.

Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs

Professor of Music



Last updated July 18, 2011.

CAROL A. TRAUPMAN-CARR, Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs, is a graduate of Moravian College (class of '86), from which she received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Education and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Performance, graduating summa cum laude and with honors in Music. Her honors' project, entitled The orchestral technique of Gustav Mahler: a formal and timbral analysis of three symphonies and three song cycles, holds the Moravian College record for the longest senior honors' thesis completed; shortly after the author graduated, the College instituted a page limit to all future honors' theses.

Beginning in the Fall of 1986, Dr. Traupman-Carr enrolled at Cornell University, from which she received a Master of Arts (1989) and Doctor of Philosophy (1995) in Musicology, with a minor in music theory. After completing her M.A. but prior to completing her Ph.D., Dr. Traupman-Carr spent two years teaching general music to sixth graders in the Ithaca City School District (at DeWitt Middle School). She was an editorial assistant on the critical edition of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, a project which took her to Bergamo and Naples, Italy, in the summer of 1989. She has authored numerous -- literally, hundreds -- of articles for the Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music (ed. Don Michael Randel).  Her dissertation is titled "I dimenticati:  Verdi's mid-century comtemporaries."  In 2000, she saw the publication of "Pleasing for Our Use":  David Tannenberg and the Organ of the Moravians (Lehigh University Press and Associated University Presses), which she edited. The year 2001 saw the publication of The Square Piano in Rural Pennsylvania, 1760-1830, a color catalog to accompany the 1998 square piano exhibition in Payne Art Gallery, which Dr. T-C (as some former students prefer to call her) co-edited with Paul Larson.

Dr. Traupman-Carr currently serves Moravian College as Dean of Curriculum and Academic Programs. In that capacity, Dr. Traupman-Carr supervises the institutional registrar's office, oversees course scheduling and registration, maintains the adjunct teaching budget, serves as guardian of the Academic Honesty Policy, and regularly completes regular statistical reports on enrollments, staffing, GPAs, and other reports as needed. She works extensively with students nearing graduation and with scheduling and advising for the incoming class.  As dean, she serves on the following committees: Learning in Common, Academic Planning and Program, Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning, Retention, and Academic Standards. She has numerous other tasks you probably don't want to be bored hearing about, but which take up the bulk of her time in the office each day.  She served as co-chair of the College's Middle States reaccreditation self-study (site visit March 2008).  She is also co-chair of the 2013 Periodic Review Report for Middle States.  In May 2006, Carol was awarded the James J. Heller Prize for distinguished administrative service.  In 2008, along with her Middle States self-study co-chair, she was awarded the Board Chair's Award for excellence.

Previously, she served as Chair of the Music Department, and chaired the Academic Program and Arts and Lectures Committees academic year. She was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee (1996-97, and 2002-2003), the College's Assessment Committee, and the Curriculum Transition Committee; other past committee service includes the Commission for the Future (Learning Environment Task Force), and Academic Program Committee.  She is a member of the American Musicological Society and the College Music Society.

Dr. Traupman-Carr’s off-campus activities include directing the choir at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Continuing to serve in this capacity in 1992 at St. Ann's, she has prepared and produced three recordings with the choir, a cassette recording of sacred Christmas music ("Christmas at St. Ann's")and a CD/cassette of "Music for the Jubilee," various sacred selections for the Jubilee Year (2000) in the Catholic Church; in 2003, the choir released Christmas at St. Ann's 2003 on CD. (All three recordings are available at the church office, or by contacting Dr. Traupman-Carr via e-mail.) She is a past member of the board of the Allentown Academy of the Arts. Since 2003, she has served as "staff arranger" for the MainStreet Brass Quintet; in this capacity, she has written nine original arrangements thus far for the ensemble

bullet"O Come, O Come, Emanuel"
bullet"The Boar's Head Carol"
bullet"Tri-Angels" (a fantasy of "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing," "Angels We Have Heard on High," and "Angels from the Realms of Glory")
bullet"Here We Come A-Wassailing" [or, "Too Much Wassail"]
bullet"Alleluia! The Strife is O'er" and
bullet "Shenandoah"
bullet "Loch Lomond"
bullet"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen"
bullet"Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord" 
bullet"Concertato on Hyfrydol" (for brass quintet and organ, with optional congregational and timpani parts).

"Shenandoah" was a special request by the ensemble for their Summer 2004 tour of England. "Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord" is prepared for the May 2006 Moravian Music Festival.

Her husband, a former employee of the CIA, is the manager of security and loss prevention for Crayola Dr. T-C is proud mother of two children, Andrew and Allison. 

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