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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Carol Bauman

Contract Academic Staff; Musical Skills, Percussion Techniques

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-1970 ext.3326

Office Location: A519

Academic Background
BMus(WLU), MMus (Temple), BEd (Western): Musical Skills, Percussion Techniques

Carol Bauman is both an accomplished performer and a dedicated teacher.  She holds a B. Mus. (Performance) from WLU, an M. Mus. (Performance) from Temple University, where she studied with Alan Abel of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and a B.Ed. from UWO. 

Carol has kept a steady freelance career playing regularly with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony as well as with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, the Stratford Festival Orchestra and fanfares, the Elora Festival Orchestra, NUMUS, Orchestra London and has performed at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Canwest Cabaret Festival.  Other freelance work includes Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony, and the Reading Society Orchestra of Philadelphia.  Carol has played in many back-up orchestras for artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Diana Krall, NEXUS, and Natalie MacMaster.

Carol was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 1980 and 1981. In 1982 she won the Robert Markon Prize for her first place finish in the instrumental category of the Edward Johnson Music Foundation Scholarship Competition. The same year she was the recipient of the Abner Martin Music Scholarship. 

Carol is a founding member of the New Art Quartet with 3 other WLU faculty members, exploring contemporary repertoire for 2 pianos and 2 percussion, and a member of the New Berlin Ensemble for L’Accordeoniste, with Kimberley Barber.  Carol continues to perform solo and chamber music while maintaining a busy teaching schedule.

Carol teaches Musical Skills and Percussion Techniques at WLU and Theory at Conrad Grebel University College.  Carol is in increasing demand facilitating workshops and leading drum circles for musicians, educators, businesses, and community groups.  She teaches percussion privately, and was a participant in the KWS Adopt-A-Player program helping students create instruments and compose music.