Director: Carrie Taylor
Burnaby Central serves the Central Valley region of Burnaby and currently enrolls over 1,300 students. The Choral Department at Burnaby Central is part of a larger Music Department that also includes successful band and jazz band programs.
A key component of the Choral Department is the Concert Choir; every choral student at Burnaby Central is a member. Drawn from this group are two auditioned Chamber Choirs, a Women’s Choir, and a Men’s Choir. Chamber Choir A consists of students from grades 10 through 12. They rehearse one lunch hour and one after school each week.
They are a committed group of singers who enjoy working on challenging repertoire and advanced musical concepts.
Carrie studied music at the University of Mary in Bismark, North Dakota and at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC, obtaining her Bachelor of Music and Professional Teaching Certificate. She also studied flute at the Banff School of Fine Arts.
Carrie has been teaching both band and choir in the public school system for 28 years. She has been the coordinator for the B.C. Provincial Honour Choir for the past decade. She is one of the founding co-directors of Vivo Children’s Choir and is one of the directors for Chor Leoni’s My Voice program.
Carrie, her husband Brent, and their three boys Evan, Aksel, and Grayson live in New Westminster.