MRS. CAROL EARNHARDT is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at High Point University where she directs the Women’s Chorus and Chapel Choir. Outside the University, Mrs. Earnhardt is the choral director at Robert B. Glenn High School, a position she has held since 1998. She is the artistic director of the Heart of the Triad Choral Society, an adult community choir that performs with professional orchestra twice a year. Mrs. Earnhardt is the president-elect of the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), and in that position, frequently travels to Raleigh, NC and Washington DC to advocate for the inclusion of music as a core component of every child’s education. Mrs. Earnhardt is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and has served in multiple capacities in both NCMEA and ACDA.
Under her direction, the choral department at Glenn High School has grown to be a respected choral program in North Carolina, performing by invitation at Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) Conference and the North Carolina American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Conference. Her choirs at Glenn collaborate frequently with university and professional choirs and, most recently, performed Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” with Bel Canto, a professional choir in Greensboro. Mrs. Earnhardt has served as the clinician for all county and state-wide choral clinics in North Carolina. In 2006, she was elected as the Teacher of the Year for Glenn High School and, in 2007, was named the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. In 2015, she was named the NCMEA High School Choral Section State Teacher of the Year.
A National Board Certified teacher since 2005, she received the Master of Music degree and Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is a candidate for the PhD in Music Education at UNCG with plans of completing the degree December, 2020.
Carol lives in Wallburg, NC with her husband Mike. She is the proud mother of three children, Ashley, a high school choral teacher, John, a Sergeant in the United States Army, and Chase, an aerospace engineering major at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Air Force ROTC cadet.