Carolyn Wilkins: Bio
ABOUT CAROLYN WILKINS
Carolyn Wilkins is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music.
is the author of They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother And The Women Who Inspired Her
and of Damn Near White: An African American Family's Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success, Both books are available a from the University of Missouri Press
is also the author Tips for Singers: Performing, Auditioning and Rehearsing, (Hal Leonard Publications)
Ms Wilkins is an accomplished jazz pianist, composer and vocalist whose performance experience includes radio and television appearances with her group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as a Jazz Ambassador for the US State Department, performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony as a percussionist under Andre Previn, and shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson and the Fifth Dimension.
has performed at Boston's Regattabar, Scullers' Grille, the Globe Jazz Festival and the Many Colors of a Woman Jazz Festival.
has appeared in concert at Harvard, Brandeis and Boston Universities
, and has also been featured four times as a part of Boston's annual First Night Celebration.
has released four critically acclaimed CD's of her
original compositions on Tiphereth Records: SpiritJazz I, SpiritJazz II, Healin' Time, and Praise Song.
Carolyn has composed music for The Search Goes On , an original musical which was performed at First Night 2000, for the NPR adaptation of Langston Hughes' Tell Your Mama, poet Phil Bryant's Southside Suite, and for Return, a Meditational Journey of Self Discovery for Black Women.
© 2013 Carolyn Wilkins