Carrie Leigh Page
Born in Mississippi, Dr. Carrie Leigh Page composes music for chamber ensembles, wind ensemble, orchestra, and electronic media, with a special emphasis on vocal writing. She has collaborated with dramatic artists, vocalists, and educators to create chamber operas both for young artists and young audiences..
Page earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Converse College in 2002 where she began her compositional studies with Scott Robbins. Under the tutelage of Marc Satterwhite, she completed the Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Louisville, in 2005 where she held the Moritz von Bomhard Fellowship in Composition. Page earned the Doctor of Musical Arts from Arizona State University, where her primary composition teachers were Rodney Rogers and James DeMars. Her dissertation composition,
Everyday Arias, was selected as the winner of the ASU Composition Competition and appeared on the Feminist Theory and Music Conference 11. Other works have appeared on national and international conferences.
Page has taught at Arizona State University, Paradise Valley Community College, and Central Arizona College. In addition to her private studio teaching in composition, oboe, and voice, she has taught elementary and middle school general music and chorus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Chandler, Arizona.
Page is currently composing chamber operas and works for concert band and chorus. Her research interests include topics in music pedagogy and vocal music, especially the works of Dominick Argento. Page is a member of ASCAP, the Society of Composers, the Society for Music Theory, and the College Music Society. She manages her own publishing through Dux Femina Facti Music and serves on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music.