Carol Menke

Guest Artist

Carol Menke, Choral Director
Santa Rosa Children's Choral Academy

Choral conductor and lyric soprano Carol Menke began her musical studies at the piano with her mother at age five, and at age eight, started flute lessons. She entered college with aspirations of a career as a flautist. However, participation in a voice class led to recognition of her superb vocal gifts. Following graduation from CSU at Chico, she attended the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria, which confirmed her passion for the Art Song genre. The younger singer was heard in performance many times at the Schuberthaus in Vienna. Miss Menke later completed her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance.

Carol maintains a full schedule as teacher and choral conductor in addition to solo engagements. She teaches voice and music theory classes at Santa Rosa Junior College and is the Director of Music at the Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa. She is the Artistic Director of Cantiamo Sonoma, a distinguished a cappella chamber choral ensemble, and teaches privately in her vocal studio in Santa Rosa.

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