Carol Ann Elze
Office: Dance Center 102
Carol Ann is a collaborative pianist in the Departments of Dance and Music. She holds
a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music. Upon
graduation, Carol Ann discovered her love of playing for ballet at Union College,
where she had the good fortune to play Master Classes for Founding Artistic Director
of Miami City Ballet, Edward Villella, and former NYCB Principal Dancer, Kyra Nichols.
She served as music instructor at St.Mary’s/ St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School
in Glens Falls, where she founded a comprehensive choral and music instruction program
for elementary through middle students. From 2009-2014 Carol Ann served as Music Director
and Conductor of the Glens Falls Symphony Children’s Chorus, and has been accompanist
for Adirondack Voices, a community chorus, since 1999. Carol Ann is the organist and
Director of Music Ministries of the United Methodist Church of Queensbury. She maintains
an active accompanying schedule in the music department, rehearsing, coaching and
performing with both instrumentalists and vocal students, and continues working with
standout regional high school musicians.