Teaching Artist Statement
I am passionate about music teaching, especially when it comes to the voice. The voice is the most personal instrument of all, incredibly unique from person to person. As I communicate with students, I listen to their speaking and singing voices to gain an understanding of their goals, strengths and challenges as a growing musician, and tailor my instruction based on those individual needs. My studio is a safe environment for growing as a singer and musician as well as trying out new styles, techniques and ideas. I believe anyone can sing and that it’s my responsibility to teach healthy vocal technique and musical literacy through all genres of music, and to all ages and levels.
Carey Shunskis holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Boston University and Bachelors in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Rhode Island, where she is an annual guest conductor with the University of Rhode Island Alumni Chorus. Carey specializes in teaching the developing voice through private instruction and choral singing. She is the Founder of the South Shore Children’s Chorus, based in Braintree, MA, and currently teaches musical literacy and vocal technique to students ages 8-13. In July 2017, Carey taught with the Vienna Boys Choir Summer Academy in Hong Kong under the direction of Andy Icochea. She is the Music Director of the adult community chorus Harvard pro Musica and founder of the Harvard pro Musica Summer Choral Workshop. Carey teaches adults and trains students for auditions and performances at her home studio in Brookline. She began teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.
Carey Shunskis holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Boston University and Bachelors in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Rhode Island. Carey is the Soprano Choral Scholar at Marsh Chapel and is on the 2017 recording of the world premiere of James Kallembach’s The Most Sacred Body of Jesus. She is a member of the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus since 2014 and the co-founder of the new vocal chamber ensemble, The Brookline Consort. She has performed as a soloist and chorus member with the Eccelisa Consort of Providence, Masterworks Chorale, Phoenicia Singers, the Weimar Bach Academy with Helmuth Rilling, the Choralp festival in France, and is a founding member of VOICES 21C. Carey was a core member of the Philadelphia Singers, and can be heard on the 2015 album of Randall Thompson’s Requiem. Carey began teaching at South Shore Conservatory in 2017.