Professor Amy Haines, ’79, teaches Private and Class Voice emphasizing vocal health, skill, freedom and flexibility. Prof. Haines also teaches the courses of Vocal Pedagogy, Exploring Music, Popular Music in America, and the Carthage Symposiums: Poetry and Song in French and Spanish, and Open the Door: A Collision Course in Creativity. Each spring finds Amy happily directing the music for our main stage musicals. The Carthage Voice Science and Pedagogy Lab, equipped with VoceVista, an electroglottograph, and a SonoVu, is housed in Prof. Haines’ studio, increasing Carthage use of the newest vocal visualization technology.
A soprano, Prof. Haines has studied a wide variety of Vocal repertoire, especially enjoying American and French classical repertoire. Recent research centers around strategies to help all Carthage students use Music as a vehicle to practice mindfulness, curiosity, initiative, compassion, and multi-disciplinary thinking.
Haines, a strong proponent of study abroad, earned her B.A. in music with a Diploma in Voice at Carthage with a semester in Heidelberg, Germany. Her Master of Music in Vocal Performance is from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and she completed extensive doctoral study at Northwestern University. She joined the Carthage faculty in 1987.
- Doctoral study at Northwestern University
- M.M. — Vocal Performance, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
- B.A. — Carthage College
- MUS 0200 Class Voice
- MUS 0250 Private Voice
- MUS 1150 Exploring Music