Lyric soprano Carol Menke is well known to Bay Area audiences as a vocal soloist and chamber music collaborator. She studied at the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria and has been coached by some of Europe’s finest recitalists, including Elly Ameling, Jörg Demus, and Norman Shetler. Upon hearing her perform one of his newly composed chamber works, the renowned composer Alan Hovhaness acknowledged and praised her “perfect musicianship.”
Ms. Menke holds an M.A. in Vocal Performance from California State University, Chico. The Santa Rosa Children’s Chorus, with whom she has worked since 1984, continues to thrive and has achieved high praise during Ms. Menke’s tenure as Artistic Director. She is a member of the music faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College, Music Director of Cantiamo Sonoma, and Director of Music at the Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa. She teaches at her private studio in Santa Rosa.
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