Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Voice)
Carolyn R. T. Weber, mezzo-soprano, has lived most of her life in Central New York. She holds a bachelor's degree in choral/general music education from Indiana University, a master's degree in vocal performance from Syracuse University, and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Following her 15 years as a choral/general music teacher, Weber is currently a member of the voice faculty at the Setnor School of Music. Since her time at SU, she has also served as the interim director of the Syracuse Children's Chorus “Chorale,” the organization’s most advanced level chorus, throughout their 30th anniversary year.
As a mezzo-soprano, Weber has performed principal roles with the Syracuse Opera Company including Third Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute and the Witch in Sondheim’s Into the Woods, as well as with Oswego Opera, where she performed the role of Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata. In musical theater, she has performed principal roles with Salt City Playhouse, including Nellie Forbush in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and Sgt. Sarah Brown in Loesser’s Guys & Dolls. Weber has also performed with the Syracuse Opera Chorus and was a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Pops Chorus.
Most known to Central New York as an oratorio soloist, Weber has performed works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, Fauré, Handel, Haydn, Kean, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rutter, and Vivaldi with several orchestras and choruses throughout the region. For more than 20 years she held the position of soloist and alto section leader at DeWitt (New York) Community Church, where she is now the director of choirs. Weber has maintained a private voice studio for more than 25 years, currently in DeWitt, where she lives with her husband and three children.