Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr
Dr. Carol Traupman-Carr, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of music at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., has been appointed staff arranger for the Mainstreet Brass.
She recently completed a set of original arrangements for Christmas, including “The Boar’s Head Carol,” “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “Triangels,” a unique work that combines “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Angels From the Realms of Glory.”
She has also done stunning arrangements of “Shenandoah,” “Loch Lomond” and “Greensleeves,” a trio of classic folk songs that, with the Traupman-Carr touch, make a great fit for the brass quintet.
Traupman-Carr has been commissioned to do a series of arrangements of liturgical and secular music for the Mainstreet Brass and is exploring many possibilities to help the quintet in its mission to expand the brass quintet repertoire.
“We’re delighted to have Carol on board as our staff arranger,” said Mainstreet Brass trombonist Bryan Hay. “The work she has done for us is extraordinary, and we look forward to this relationship and performing and recording more of her thoughtful, creative arrangements.”
A graduate of Moravian College, Traupman-Carr received her master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in musicology from Cornell University. She directs the choir at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Emmaus, Pa., and has produced two recordings with the choir, including “Music for Jubilee,” which contains sacred selections for Jubilee Year (2000) in the Catholic Church. Traupman-Carr is a past member of the board of the Allentown Academy of the Arts