Carolina Perez, from Cary, NC, joined NCSSM as Instructor of Music in August 2020, teaching Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Music Theory. She holds a master’s degree in instrumental conducting and a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While studying at UNC-G, she served as graduate conductor for the university’s three concert bands, the graduate chamber ensemble, and the UNC-G Pep Band, and also served as a university supervisor for pre-service student teachers. Prior to her graduate studies at UNC-G, Carolina spent six years as a band director in the public schools of North Carolina, where she led successful concert and marching ensembles at the middle school and high school levels. As an educator, Carolina is passionate about using nonverbal communication to enhance musical performances, studying and performing the music of diverse cultures, connecting music with other academic disciplines, and creating unique performance opportunities for her students. Outside of music, her interests include traveling, cooking, hiking, and playing with her pup Elli.
BM, Music Education,University of North Carolina at Greensboro
MM, Instrumental Conducting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro