Raven Dockery

Class Year

’20

Hometown

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Major(s)

Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

“The Vocal Pedagogy class taught has been my favorite class so far. We learn so much about how the voice works and how to apply it to our teaching that we are currently doing.”

Raven Dockery, ’20

Career goal

“I hope to continue vocal directing musicals, start my own private studio teaching with an emphasis on contemporary musical theatre voice, and continue to perform around the world.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

“I would have to say Professor Corinne Ness, Peg Cleveland Plambeck (adjunct faculty), and Professor Jeremy Mossman have had a huge impact on my career — not only at Carthage, but even further into my life. The amount of wisdom and confidence they have equally instilled in me is wonderful and reassured me every day that this what I was born to do.”

Favorite class

“The Vocal Pedagogy class taught has been my favorite class so far. We learn so much about how the voice works and how to apply it to our teaching that we are currently doing.”

Opportunities at Carthage

“I was trusted to revive the Gospel Choir at Carthage. Even though it has yet to take flight, we are working hard to get it off the ground.”

Scholarships

“I received the fellowship for minorities and that meant a lot. It was a sign that this is the right place for me.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“My favorite moment would have to be the Estill Level One Workshop we partook in back in the fall. It was eye opening and made me such a nerd for vocal pedagogy.”

Favorite spot on campus

“My favorite spot would have to be Starbucks.”

What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?

“She would be very happy. I’ve loved singing my entire life, and I fell in with musical theatre at the age of 12. I think my 8-year-old self would be proud.”

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Have fun and take in all you can with this masters.”

Why Carthage?

“They have a great fine arts program, and this masters program spoke to my passion for musical theatre.”