Nansi Carroll

Nansi after the public performance premiere of her piece "Stabat Mater" at the Jubilus 2011 Season Finale Concert.


Nansi Carroll studied voice at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, the Tanglewood Music Center, and Yale School of Music, where she received her Doctorate in 1982.  Her principal teachers were Marjorie Thomas and Phyllis Curtin.

Ms. Carroll has been active over the years as a recitalist.  She has appeared as a soloist with the New Jersey Symphony under the baton of Hugh Wolff, with the Annapolis Symphony, the Peabody Trio, the Willis Bodine Chorale, and with the Gainesville Civic Chorus.

Ms. Carroll is also active as a composer with a current catalog of over three hundred works.  She is published by GIA, and her music also appears in the volume Sacred Sound & Social Change.  Among other collaborations, in 2000 she worked with actor Andre DeShields in “A long Way from Home,” a performance piece for piano trio and spoken voice.  “A Long Way from Home” was given its premiere performance at New York University with Mr.DeShields and the Peabody Trio.

Ms. Carroll is a former faculty member of Stetson University, the University of Florida, and the Walden School. She is currently Artistic Co-Director of the Jubilus Festival, and served for over twenty years as Director of Music at St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center in Gainesville, FL. She recently was awarded a Yale alumniVentures Grant for educational outreach to local children and youth through the Jubilus Festival.


Please CLICK HERE to read Ellis Amburn‘s fabulous cover article about our own Nansi Carroll (“Gainesville’s Cultural Hidden Treasure”) and Jubilus in the July 2012 issue of Tower Publication’s Senior Times Magazine.

Some quotations by Mr. Amburn:

▪ “Dr. Nansi Carroll, a gale force in Gainesville music at 65….”

▪ “In the Barenboim tradition of multifaceted musicianship, Nansi Carroll is a quadruple-threat, adept at piano, composing, singing, and conducting. She is also the artistic co-director of Jubilus, an annual classical-music concert series…”

▪ “Her 2011 retirement as music director of St. Augustine Catholic Church and Student Center, a ministry begun in 1987, evidently has not slowed her down. What she desires most now is for ‘people to realize what a wonderful resource Jubilus is for the community: a wide range of programming and commitment to the works of living composers and new pieces.”

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