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Carina Sturdy


Carina Sturdy, a senior at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, studies under Dr. Timothy Olsen and serves as organist at Main Street United Methodist Church in Kernersville, NC.

In addition to playing numerous solo concerts in Virginia, North Carolina, and New York, Carina has placed in both regional and national music competitions. Most recently she placed second in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of the Quimby/American Guild of Organists Competition for Young Artists in Richmond, VA.

In January of 2017 she was awarded the American Guild of Organists student commissioning grant to work with composer Alexander Umfleet. She premiered the piece in February, and plans to continue to work with other composers.

Carina has served as the organ scholar for Bruton Parish Church, Music Intern at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Winston-Salem, NC, and Interim Organist and Music Director at Williamsburg Baptist Church. Additionally, she has worked as a fifer and harpsichordist for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. During her freshman year at The College of William and Mary, she played harpsichord with William and Mary’s Early Music Ensemble and The Gallery Players and accompanied The Opera Workshop.

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