Carol A. Traupman-Carr



1995    Cornell University, Ph.D. (Musicology).  Dissertation:  “I dimenticati: Italian comic opera in the mid-nineteenth century.”

1989    Cornell University, M.A. (Musicology).

1986    Moravian College, B.A. (Social Science Education); B.Mus. (Music Education & Performance). Honors Thesis: “The orchestral technique of Gustav Mahler:  a formal and timbral analysis of three symphonies and three song cycles.”



Entry in 2000 Notable American Women, millennium edition.

Signal Oil Company Scholarship, 1982¾1986.

Moravian College:

James J. Heller Prize for Distinguished Administrative Service, May 2006.

Summa cum laude, with Honors in Music, June 1986.

Phi Mu Epsilon Sorority Prize (woman graduating in 4 years with the highest GPA), June 1986.

T. Edgar Shields Memorial Prize in Music (outstanding member of the graduating class who majored in music), June 1986.

Who’s Who Among American College and University Students, 1986 edition.

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, 1984‑1986.

Emma Cecelia Thursby Memorial Scholarship in Music, 1984¾1986.

John Amos Comenius Scholarship, 1982‑1986.




·     United Brethren’s Church (Staten Island):  authored grant proposal (accepted May 2000) in partial support of the Fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music.

·     Planning and Budget Committee:  authored proposal (accepted November 1999) for strategic initiative in support of the History and Traditions Goal of the Strategic Plan of Moravian College, in connection with the Fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music.

·     Faculty Development and Research Committee:  received a curriculum development summer grant (1999) to develop a concentration in Music Therapy and coordinate the effort with the AMTA, the national accrediting body for music therapy degree programs.

·     Pharo Foundation:  authored grant proposal (accepted May 1998) for project “From Archives to Alive!”:  Funding for student summer project to edit and arrange selections from the Moravian Church Archives for various wind combinations, in October 1998 at the Third Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music.

·     Pennsylvania Humanities Council:  Co-authored grant proposal (accepted) for series of lecture/recitals entitled “Musical Mondays” at the Sun Inn (Bethlehem, PA), featuring Moravian faculty and student performers, 1997-1998.



Moravian College, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Music, June 2001¾present.

·         Presently serves on Academic Standards Committee (chair), Academic Planning and Program Committee, College Assessment Committee, Jenzabar Users' Group, Learning in Common Committee (liberal education implementation), Hall of Science Building Task Force, Strategic Planning Committee (2007-2008), Human Subjects Internal Review Board (2001¾present).

·         Co-chair, Middle States re-accreditation self-study (site visit March 2008).

·         Major initiatives and accomplishments:

o          Revision of academic honesty policy and procedures

o          Updating of numerous academic policies

o          Major catalog revision (even-numbered years)

o          Improved budget forecasting for adjunct pay

o          Established and supervised a new “scholars seminar” program for sophomores (2002, 2003) and juniors (2003)

o          Better forecasting of potential “deferred graduates” (those who will not complete by May of their senior year) to reduce the number of deferred graduates, and thereby increase the 4-year completion rate

o          Creation of an adjunct handbook

o          Working with a retention task force to increase the retention rate

o          Working with the Development Office to secure funding for multiple campus initiatives, including sustaining Learning in Common, assessment, and activities for the intellectual engagement of our brightest and most talented students.

¾Member, College Compensation Task Force, March—September 2003.

—Member, Strategic Planning Committee, January 2002—May 2003.

¾Member, Continuing and Graduate Studies Task Force, March—April 2003.

 Chair of the Music Department, 2000-2001.

 Assistant Professor of Music, August 1995–June 2001;Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, September 1994–August 1995; Adjunct Instructor of Music, August 1992–May 1994. 

—I have taught the following courses:
The Art of Music.
Diatonic Harmony.
·        Chromatic Harmony.
·        Form.
·        Music Before 1600.
·        Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries.
·        Music of the 19th Century.
·        Senior Seminar:  Music, Literature, and Film.
·        Beginning Piano Techniques.
·        Introduction to Music of Western Culture
·        Musicianship I-IV.
·        Women in Music.
·        Writing 100: “Rock, Roll, and Write.”

—Supervised independent study topics in music history and theory.

—Supervised senior Honors candidates.  Topics:

bullet“Socialist Realism or Socialist Myth:  Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto.”  (2000)
bullet“Classical style in the rags of Scott Joplin”  (1998)
bullet“Music and Emotion” (1997)
bullet“Mozart’s Women:  the female roles in Le nozze di Figaro.” (1995)
bullet“The ‘unheard music’:  relationship between music in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets and their musical settings (2002)

—Chapter adviser for Gamma Pi chapter of Delta Omicron, an international music fraternity (1995–1996) during its inaugural year.

—Advised upper-class music majors.

—Advised music majors in the Division of Continuing Studies.

—Supervised application and audition procedures for prospective music major transfers, as well as students returning for teacher certification in music.

—Supervised and coordinated juries for music majors.

—Taught private lessons in choral conducting (1993—94) and beginning violin (Spring 1993).


Committees and other college service:

¾Member, Curriculum Transition Committee (created to implement a new general education curriculum), 1998—2000.

—Member, Commission on the Future, Learning Environment Task Force, 1998—1999.

—Chair, Academic Program Committee, 2000—2001; member from September 1998—May 2003.

—Participant, Summer Faculty Development Workshop on the First-Year Writing Course, Summer 1999.

—Chair, Global Engagement Group, October 1997—1998.

—Member, Strategic Planning Committee, January 1996—October 1997.

—Chair, Moravian College Arts and Lectures, 1996—2001.

—Member, Assessment Committee, 1996—2000, 2001—present.

—Member, Honors Committee, 1995—1996.

—Guest lecturer, Core Curriculum, “Macrocosm/Microcosm:  Community and Individual in Western Culture,” November 1995; November 1996.


Moravian College, Director, Pennsylvania Youth Honors Concert Choir, 1993—1994.

—Under the auspices of the Moravian College Music Institute, founded Pennsylvania Youth Honors Concert Choir, a mixed-voices ensemble of talented young singers from Lehigh Valley area high schools, junior high schools, and community colleges. Recruited and auditioned students. Selected repertoire for fall and spring programs. Rehearsed choir each week and conducted concerts.


Moravian College, Coordinator, Moravian College Music Institute, March 1993—August 1994.

—Coordinated Moravian College Music Institute, the community branch of the department. Responsibilities included writing of publicity materials and other publications; managing databases; coordinating with performers, lecturers, instructors, and other staff; coordinating Music Institute mailings; supervising work-study students; supervising and tracking ticket sales; other miscellaneous duties.


Dewitt Middle School, Ithaca (NY), 1990—1992, Vocal Music Teacher.

—Taught general vocal music to sixth and seventh graders

—Rehearsed, accompanied, and directed the sixth-grade chorus

—Assisted with theatre productions

—Served on FOCUS (Friends Of Children Under Stress) committee which identified and assisted at-risk students


Cornell University, 1986—1989, Teaching Assistant, for the following courses: 

·        Introduction to Musics of the World (Fall 1986)

·        Introduction to Jazz (Spring 1987)

·        Music of the Classical Period (Spring 1988)

·        Introduction to Music Theory (Fall 1988; Fall 1989)

·        Intermediate Tonal Theory (primarily second-year music majors; Fall 1987, Spring 1988, Spring 1989)

·        Advanced Tonal Theory (primarily third-year music majors; Spring 1989)


Private Instructor in piano, 1983—1990; violin, 1985—86.



Co-editor (with Paul Larson), The Square Piano in Rural Pennsylvania, 1760¾1830 (museum catalog to accompany an exhibition from October 26—November 26, 2000), (Bethlehem:  Payne Gallery of Moravian College, 2001.

Author, program notes for the Bethlehem Chamber Music Society, Fall 2002 concerts.

Paper, “A retrospective of five conferences,” presented at the Fifth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music, October 2002.

Presenter, lecture/recital on the German-language “Hymns to be sung at the Pianoforte” by Johannes Herbst (along with Kelly Dolan and Yvonne Robinson), presented at the Fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music, October 2000.

Editor, Pleasing for Our Use:  David Tannenberg and the organ of the Moravians, collection of essays on Tannenberg and related topics from Tannenberg Symposium, November 1995; Lehigh University Press and Associated University Presses (2000).

Author, “‘Hangin’ in the Archives’:  Editing Moravian Music,” Moravian Music Journal (Fall 1998 issue)

Editor, “Lasset uns rechtschaffen sein,” a choral anthem by Johann Friedrich Peter, published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press, May 1999.

The Harvard Dictionary of Musicians, authored articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers and performers (Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press, 1996).

“Peering into the Popular Music Scene:  Billy Joel’s ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’,” read at College Music Society Northeast Chapter Meeting, March 31, 1996, Muhlenberg College.

Viking Opera Guide, authored articles on Filippo Marchetti; Nicola Spinelli (London:  Viking Press, 1993).


Works in progress or forthcoming:

Editor, Johann Friedrich Peter:  His Life and Times, selected essays from the Second and Third Bethlehem Conferences on Moravian Music (in progress).

Editor, “The Word was made flesh,” a choral anthem by Johann Friedrich Peter, to be published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press.

Editor, “Freuet euch und seyd frohlich,” a choral anthem by Johann Friedrich Peter, to be published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press.

Editor, “Wir geben uns,” a choral anthem by Johann Friedrich Peter, to be published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press.

Co-editor (with Kelly Dolan, ‘99), “Kommt, ach kommt,” a choral anthem by Johann Christian Bechler, to be published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press.

Co-editor (with Kelly Dolan, ‘99), “Ich bin dir Hirte,” a work for soprano and string quartet by Johann Ludwig Freydt, to be published by the Moravian Music Foundation and Hinshaw Press.



Staff arranger, Mainstreet Brass Quintet, January 2003—present.

Participant, ACE Network Conference and Workshop, Hershey, PA, September-October 2002.

Choral Director, St. Ann’s Choir, Emmaus, PA, September 1992—present.

·         Have released three recordings to date:  “Christmas at St. Ann’s 2003,” “Music for the Jubilee” (2000), “Christmas at St. Ann’s” (1999).

Member, Academic Advisory Committee, St. Ann School, Emmaus, PA (2005¾present).

Author, music curriculum, St. Ann School. 

Editor, On the Beat, Music Department and Institute newsletter. Produced three times annually, 1996-2001.

Co-chair, “The Fourth Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music,” October 2000. 

Pre-concert lecturer (“Classical Conversations”), Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, November 2005, January 2005, October 11-12, 2002; November, 2001; February 11—12, 2000.

Session leader and co-organizer, National Pastoral Musicians (Allentown Diocese Chapter) Music and Liturgy Workshop, held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Bethlehem, PA, August 22, 1999.

Author, content for “Bach 101” portion of the Bach Choir website, funded by the BENLINKS grant from the State of Pennsylvania; highlights the music scheduled for performance by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, intended for study by students of middle-school age and older; May 1998— (

Co-chair, “The Third Bethlehem Conference on Moravian Music,” October 1998.

Member, Board of Trustees, Sun Inn Preservation Association, September 1997–1998.

Committee member for “The Bethlehem Conferences on Moravian Music at Moravian College.”  Chair of paper selection committee; member of publicity and finance committees, October 1996.

Member, symposium committee, “A good Moravian organ:  The Tannenberg Organ Symposium” (November 9—12, 1995).

Co-editor, Musica Caesia, the Moravian College Music Department Newsletter, 1995—1997.

Member, Advisory Board, Allentown Arts Academy, 1999—2001.  Authored their strategic plan.

Author, Program Notes for Pennsylvania Sinfonia concert, September 1995.

Editorial Assistant, Critical Edition of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Bergamo, Italy, Summer 1989.

Initiator and organizer of on-going conference between graduate music students of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania (now expanded to include Princeton and Columbia Universities as well, Spring 1989—Spring 1990).



American Council on Education, 2003¾2004.

Member, College Music Society, 1991—2000.

Member, American Musicological Society, 1986—.



Applied Music Study

Piano (13 years of formal study). Teachers included Dimitri Toufexis and Jonathan Shames.

Violin (14 years of study).

Conducting (1 year of study) with Donald Spieth, Principal conductor and Music Director of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.


Conducting Experience

Choir Director, St. Ann’s R.C. Church, Emmaus, PA, September 1992—.

Director and founder, Pennsylvania Youth Honors Concert Choir, Moravian College, September 1993—May 1994.

Conducted Moravian College women’s ensemble, which included the east-coast premiere of Anthony Glise’s The Pendulum, a concerto for two guitars and chamber orchestra, Moravian College, October 1993.

Director, Folk Group, St. Paul’s Church, Allentown, PA, September—December 1992.


Musical Ensembles and Performing Experience

Lecture-recital on harpsichord, Sun Inn (part of Musical Mondays series), January 1998.

Solo Piano Recitals:  April 1984, April 1985, March 1986, January 1988, February 1988.

Cornell University Chorale, 1986‑1989.

Moravian College: numerous ensembles, including band, orchestra, jazz band, and choir.


Arrangements and musical compositions

"Concertato on Hyfrydol" (2007), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work) (for brass quintet and organ, with optional congregational and timpani parts).

"Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!" (2006), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work).

"Once in Royal David's City" (2006), for Silver and Brass Trombone Quartet (commissioned work).

"Morning Star" (2005), for Silver and Brass Trombone Quartet, performed at Christkindlmarkt 2005 (commissioned work).

"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" (2005), for Moravian College Brass Octet, performed at Moravian College Vespers 2005.

"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" (2005), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet.

"Greensleeves" (2005), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work)

"Loch Lomond" (2005), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work)

“Shenandoah” (2004), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work)

“Alleluia!  The Strife is O’er” (2003), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work)

“Here We Come A-Wassailing (or, Too Much Wass-ale)” (2003), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work).

“The Boar’s Head Carol” (2003) for Mainstreet Brass Quintet, to be included in a recording in 2005 (commissioned work).

“Tri-Angels” (2001), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet (commissioned work).

“O Sanctissima” (2001), for St. Ann’s R.C. Church Choir, Emmaus, PA (recorded in 2003).

“O Come, O Come, Emanuel” (1999), for Mainstreet Brass Quintet, to be included in a recording in 2005.  (commissioned work)

Descant for “Silent Night,” April 1999 (including in 1999 recording by St. Ann’s Choir).

“Pennsylvania 6-5000,” for Swing City Central (vocal trio), August 1993.

“Were You There?” for St. Ann’s Choir, Emmaus, PA, March 1993.

“In the Mood,” for Swing City Central, July 1992.

“Moonlight Serenade,” for Swing City Central, June 1992.




Mozart’s operas

Sacred vocal music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Music of the Moravians

Interdisciplinary studies in music