Carolina Perez

Carolina Perez, from Cary, NC, joins NCSSM as Instructor of Music, teaching Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Music Theory. She holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While studying at UNCG, she served as graduate conductor for the university’s three concert bands, the graduate chamber ensemble, and the UNCG Pep Band, as well as a university supervisor for pre-service student teachers. Prior to her graduate studies at UNCG, 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. Carolina is eager to meet her students and cannot wait to embark on a wonderful musical journey together at NCSSM!