Black-Sotir is a
gifted and versatile artist who enjoys one of the
most fascinating and diverse careers imaginable.
Few possess her breadth of experience, talent and
training. Whether it be as a singer, actress, writer, news journalist, stage
director, teacher, or impressario, Carolyn is first and foremost a communicator.
She connects to her audiences—through her music, her
written words, her interviewing skills, and her inventive and expressive
stagings. She is a special person who embraces life and art with incredible
passion and with a voice and musicality that touch the souls of others.
Carolyn’s ability to coexsist beautifully
in both serious and popular music worlds is yet another example of her diverse
talents. A classically trained musician, she
is a magna
cum laude graduate of Eastman School of Music
with Bachelor and Master Music degrees in Vocal Performance.
She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice
Performance with a special concentration in Directing from University of
Dr. Black-Sotir’s commitment to the arts extends beyond that of her own
performances. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Baltimore County Commission
on Arts and Sciences which provides more than 3 million dollars to arts
organizations throughout the Greater Baltimore region. As an educator, she has
taught and directed at Towson University and University of Maryland. She
maintains a private voice studio and is in demand as a clinician, having
conducted numerous master classes and workshops for young singers.