Ms. Carey Shunskis

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Carey Shunskis is an emerging professional soprano and choral director and educator.  Miss Shunskis recently received Masters of Music degree in choral conducting at Boston University where she held the position as Conducting Fellow at Marsh Chapel.  Miss Shunskis is praised for her light and agile clear tone and her excellent musicianship.

 

Miss Shunskis holds degrees in music education and vocal performance from the University of Rhode Island where she studied and performed roles in Dido and Aeneas (Belinda), and Die Zauberflöte (First Lady) and prepared the roles of Despina in Cosi fan tutte and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.  In conjunction with the University Symphonic Orchestra she performed as soprano soloist in Boccherini Gloria, Beethoven Mass in C, Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore, Handel Messiah and Fauré Requiem and performed Vivaldi Gloria with the Rhode Island Chorale.  She was awarded first place and a scholarship from the Chaminade Music Club in Providence, Rhode Island for excellence in singing and had the opportunity to sing under the direction of Julian Wachner and Kent Tritle.

 

Currently, Miss Shunskis sings with the Marsh Chapel Choir as a Choral Scholar and works at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center where she directs the middle school chorus, and teaches a voice class and K-1 general music.   Miss Shunskis performs with ensembles throughout Boston and Philadelphia including Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, Motet Choir at St. Agnes of West Chester and directed Boston University’s Opera Chorus in the production of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites.  Miss Shunskis studied conducting under Ann Howard Jones and Mark Conley and voice under Margaret Frazier and Michelle Beaton.