Carol Troutman Wiggins is a graduate of Queens University in Charlotte, NC with a BA Degree in Choral/Sacred Music/Piano Pedagogy. She was a K-12 music teacher and Minister of Music for 35 years where she served as director of adult, children’s and handbell choirs & Praise Team/Band Director. She taught private/studio voice and piano lessons. A member of ASCAP, Carol is an internationally published freelance music composer of children's songs for educational music curriculum with the Fun Music Co in Adelaide, S. Australia. Her music has appeared in: Fun Choir Warmups: The Secrets of Choral Directors Worldwide Fun Band Warmups: The Secrets of Band Directors Worldwide Interactive Whiteboard Series: Intro to Music. Play Up! & Music Jam Preschool Music Curriculum: 20 Complete Lesson Plans Platinum Preschool Music Curriculum Sing-A-Ling CD for Cora Barclay Foundation Quick & Easy Warmups from Head to Toe FUN-TASTIC Warmups & Activity Songs for Children
Carol's teaching philosophy can be summed up in this ancient Chinese proverb: ""Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." Taking a hands-on approach to teaching music, Carol believes in involving the mind, body and soul when teaching a song. In addition to teaching the notes and lyrics to the music, visuals, instruments, props, and actions encourage the children to understand the songs from many different levels. Carol has taught K-12 choir/chorus, band, & music theory; 2nd & 3rd grade classroom; 5th & 6th grade Science & History, & Middle & High School English, Bible, Computer, Speech & Drama.
Member of Delta Omicron Music Honor Society Tri-M Music Honor Society
MOODY BIBLE COLLEGE, 1996 - 2002 Chicago, IL 60610 Certificate in Prophetic Studies for Minister of Music requirements QUEENS UNIVERSITY, 900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC Class of 1980 B.A. Degree in General Music awarded August 1980 Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Music; College of Arts and Sciences Piano & Voice Pedagogy/Sacred Music/Choral Music UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 1979 Ballet/Golf/French III/Astronomy courses UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA at CHARLOTTE, NC 1978 French II/NC History courses CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1975 - 1977 Charlotte, NC 28204 Liberal Arts/Music courses WEST MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL, Charlotte, NC Class of 1975 Received Academic Diploma
Carol is an internationally published freelance music composer of children's songs for educational music curriculum projects, secular and sacred. • Composed educational music curriculum projects with The Fun Music Co. in Adelaide, Australia; • Published composer with SMP Press. Songs are available for sale on SheetMusicPlus.com. • Lyricist for song, Yahweh, performed by the Sapamati Covenant Grand Choir in Mandaluyong, Philippines on the album/CD, Yahweh, composed by Bro. Lanny Gravaman. • Composed music for Broken, a Christian play and film written and produced by Donnie Sydnor, Glorious Productions, Inc., Charlotte, NC. 2013 • Recorded, edited, and produced 415 accompaniment tracks for Nau M'Pro, the Vietnamese Hymnal for Bunong Wesleyan Church in Charlotte, NC. 2014 • Composed two children’s songs, Walk Like a Duck and Hoppity Hop for the Sing A Ling CD, a project of the Fun Music Co. in Adelaide, South Australia, for the Cora Barclay Center, which helps deaf and hearing impaired children learn to speak through audition, speech, language and music for South Australian children. 2016 Composer of Contemporary Christian and other styles of music including Country, Pop, Folk, Elementary & Middle school choral music, church choral music, jazz/blues, etc. Carol taught private & studio voice/piano lesson for 40 years. She has served as a Minister of Music in the United Methodist Church for 26 years and directed children's & adult choirs, handbells, Praise Team/Band, & keyboardist, pianist, & organist. She has also served in the same capacity in the Wesleyan Church for 5 years, and the Baptist Church for 3 years. As a recording artist, Carol has albums released on Reverbnation.com/caroltroutmanwiggins: • CLOSE TO MY HEART (Christian); released 2013 • SEND YOUR RAIN (Christian); released 2014 • DREAMER (Pop, Rock, Folk, Country); released 2014 • WRAPPED IN SILVER (Country, Folk, Pop, Rock); released 2014 • SURRENDER (Folk, Country, Pop, Rock): released 2014 • FAIRYTALE WORLD (Folk, Country, Pop, Rock); released 2015 • THE OLD PORCH SWING (Folk, Country, Pop, Rock); released 2015 • MASTERPIECE (Christian); released 2015 • MY JEHOVAH, MY ELOHIM (Christian); released 2015