In Memoriam Carrol McLaughlin

Dr. Carrol McLaughlin

Carrol McLaughlin has performed extensively as a soloist and with orchestras throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, India, and Russia. Her performing career has included concerto performances with the Kyoto Symphony, Japan; the St. Petersburg Symphony, Russia; the Cairo Philharmonic, the Orchestra de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, and many others. She has given solo recitals in Carnegie Hall, New York; Wigmore Hall, London; Casals Hall, Tokyo, the Cairo Opera House in Egypt and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. She was featured as the opening recitalist at the World Harp Congress in Copenhagen and the American Harp Society National Conference in Denver, Colorado. She has also been featured at the Vera Dulova Festival in Moscow, the World Harp Congresses in Prague, Geneva, Dublin and Amsterdam, the Lily Laskine Festival in Paris, the Soka City Festival in Japan and festivals in Europe, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Indonesia, Serbia and Brazil. Carrol studied harp in London with Maria Korchinska, has a Master of Music Degree from Juilliard with Susann McDonald and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Arizona, where she is now Distinguished Professor of Harp, heading one of the most respected harp departments in the United States. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Egypt and has received numerous awards from the University of Arizona, including the Five Star Teaching Award, Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Awards, and the prestigious Koffler Prize for Outstanding Teaching. A prolific composer and writer, Carrol has published books, music, and 15 CD’s. Carrol is an expert in Neuro Linguistic Programming and her book Power Performance is now used world-wide as a guide to performance excellence, allowing musicians to learn and perform at their highest potential. Her second book, Manifest Moment To Moment, is available in every English-speaking country in the world. Fascinated by the healing potential of harp music, Carrol did a research study in the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Arizona Medical Center, playing spontaneously improvised harp music at the bedside of patients following open heart and thoracic surgeries. The results of that study included blood pressures balancing, lowering of pain without medication and even patients coming out of comas while the harp music was being played.