Carly Kulawitz is a 2009 graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where she earned Bachelor of Music degrees in both Clarinet Performance and Music Education. She then went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Music Education at Columbia University's Teacher College in New York City.
Carly is our first conductor who was also a member of the Norwalk Youth Symphony, playing clarinet in NYS for four years while in high school. She says that her participation in NYS added invaluably to her music education.
During the summer of 2005, she was a member of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, performing at Tanglewood in the Berkshires. While at Eastman, she was a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, where she had the opportunity to record with the Canadian Brass on their CD "Manhattan Music", a collection of works written about New York City.
In addition to her conducting at NYS, Carly is the Director of the Music Department at The Mandell School, a private school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she oversees and teaches elementary and middle school instrumental music and music technology.