Long Beach, California, who attended Wilson High School, The Banff School
of the Arts and the University of California in Santa Barbara, from whence
she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
She complemented her education at the Blossom Music Festival, The
Music Academy of the West, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. Her instructors included Ron Copes,
Louis Kievman, Hechiiro
Ohyama, and William Primrose.
In 1990, she
became a member of the Pasadena Symphony. Other groups with whom she has
worked comprise the Crown City String Quartet, the Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber
Orchestra, and the Santa Monica Symphony.
January 2011, the Crown City Quartet performed “Music at Noon”
at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.
Carrie and harpist Carolyn Sykes provided music at Mark Alan’s
“Accessorize and Gift This Holiday
Season with Fair Trade, Fashion, and Finesse” presentation at Ten
Thousand Villages on 5th November 2011.
been equally busy in the movie studios and recording studios. Albums on which she appears
include: Body Language and Shine
by Boney James; Christmas Through
Your Eyes by Gloria Estefan; The
Colors of the Baroque with Anthony Plog; Come by Me, Love for Sale and To See
You by Harry Connick, Jr.; The Dana Owens Album by Queen Latifah; It’s
Real by K-Ci & JoJo;
Maybe by Thom Pace; Maybe Not Tonight by Sammy Kershaw; October Road by James Taylor; Pure Orchestra by The John Tesh Project; Rahsaan Patterson;
Romances by Luis Miguel; Slow Motion Addict by Carina Round; A Song for You by Michael Lington; Stacy
Earl; Surrender by Jane Monheit; Timeless: Live in Concert by Barbra
Streisand, Timepiece by Kenny
Rogers; Trumpet Evolution by
Arturo Sandoval; and, Two Worlds
by Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour.
which she has performed comprise Bill
& Ted’s Bogus Journey, Conspiracy
Theory, The Dead Pool, Disturbia, Domestic Disturbance, Dreamcatcher,
Eight Legged Freaks, The Glass House, Gothika, Ice Age, Joy Ride, Man on the Moon, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,
Panic Room, Sin City, Throw Momma
from the Train, Twisted, and War of the Worlds.
In addition to
her role as musician, she serves as music contractor for All Saints Church,
First United Methodist
Church, the Los
Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Children’s Choir, Our Lady of
Angels Cathedral, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica Symphony and
Westwood Presbyterian. She is
also the personnel manager for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and union
representative for Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians.
In the field
of music education, she gives private lessons and is a viola coach for the
Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival and the Verdugo
Young Musicians Association.