Portland-based composer-soprano-lyricist Carolyn Quick (she/her) “is establishing herself as one of the most important voices in our community (Makrokosmos Project 7: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman).” As a singer and composer, Carolyn loves exploring the unique timbral and textural possibilities of the human voice, and advocates for historically excluded composers with her collective Persisting Sound.
With performances across North America and Croatia, Carolyn’s commissions include Fear No Music, composing a work for their HEARINGS concert in response to the 2018 Kavanaugh Hearings during their Justice: Just(Us) season, Eugene Opera’s Songs for Quarantine, and the Vancouver Opera’s New Works project.
As a singer, Carolyn has performed with Eugene Opera, Queer Opera, Portland Symphonic Choir, and the Oregon Bach Festival Vocal Fellows Program. She was a guest soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria with the South Puget Sound Community College Choirs, and the Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah.
Most recently, Carolyn sang with Resonance Ensemble and the Oregon Symphony to premiere Portland-based composer Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem; and was commissioned to compose a new work for the Portland Phoenix Chamber Choir to be premiered alongside the Pacific Northwest premiere of Margaret Bond’s Credo. For more information visit www.carolynquick.com.