In response to record enrollment, especially in Con Gioia, MYC is excited to announce the selection of two seasoned music educators to share the Con Gioia ensemble responsibilities for the 2018-19 season. Please welcome Carrie Enstad and Marie McManama to our MYC family:
Carrie Enstad
Carrie Enstad spent 20 years directing choirs in Minneapolis/St. Paul before moving with her family to Madison. In Minnesota she taught at Minnetonka High School and The Blake School. Carrie is passionate about working with children’s choirs, and has served on the staffs of The Music Association of Minnetonka and Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs. In addition, she directed choirs at various churches and The University of St. Thomas. In 2002 she was honored by The American Choral Directors Association of MN with their Outstanding Young Conductor Award. Carrie graduated with honors from Gustavus Adolphus College, and earned an MA in Music Education from The University of St. Thomas. Here in Madison, Carrie teaches music at Edgewood Campus School and directs the Jubilee Singers at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. She is thrilled to be joining the MYC staff.
Marie McManama
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, soprano Marie McManama has performed with the Union Avenue Opera, Cincinnati Opera, St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Muny, Opera Theatre St. Louis, Grant Park Music Festival, SongFest, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. She is a founding member of the Madison Choral Project and has sung locally as a soloist with Madison Opera, Opera for the Young, Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, Four Seasons Theatre, Middleton Players Theater, and the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County. While completing her Masters at CCM in Cincinnati she also earned her second Bachelors in music education and recently won a scholarship from the Wisconsin Music Educators Association for excellence in teaching. She teaches choir and general music at O’Keeffe Middle School in addition to her private voice studio and is thrilled to join the MYC team!