Retired, Former Vocal Director at San Marcos High School (1999-2018), Instrumental/Choral Music Director at Goleta Valley Junior High (1981-1999)
Carolyn Teraoka-Brady, after thirty-eight years of teaching, is now enjoying retirement by spending time with her family, enjoying walks on the beach, and developing the Central Coast CCDA community. She directed the San Marcos Madrigal Singers, A Cappella Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Ensemble, Girls Chorus and was also the vocal director for the spring musicals. Under her direction the San Marcos Madrigal Singers have consistently received superior ratings at festivals, including First Place in the Southern California Golden State Choral Competition in 2012, and was selected as a showcase choir for the Western Division ACDA Conference in Santa Barbara, California.
Prior to teaching choral music she enjoyed 18 years working with junior high marching band, percussion, guitar and choir. Carolyn was named the Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year in 1999 and in 2014 she received the Crystal Apple Award for her work in secondary education in the Santa Barbara County.