School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Carrie is a proud member of MAESTRA Music created for the women and nonbinary people who make the music in the musical theater industry, MUSE which stands for Musicians united for social equity and is committed to creating diversity within the music departments of the theatre industry by providing access, internships, mentorships, and support to historically marginalized people of color, and also a member of Musical Theater Educators Alliance (MTEA) which is an international community of professional scholars and artists that are a primary resource for collaboration, camaraderie, information sharing, and support for the strengthening and development of musical theatre educators. She is proudly in the Equity Member Candidate Program and she is represented by Wilhelmina Denver.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Klofach is a versatile soprano who has appeared in musicals, operas, concerts, and recitals throughout the United States. Some of her favorite regional theatre credits include: Marcy the Stage Manager in The First National Tour of VeggieTales Live, Kala in Tarzan, Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Nettie Fowler in Carousel, Cat in the Hat in Seussical, and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. She has premiered musicals including The Quiltmaker’s Gift as the Quiltmaker with Phoenix Theatre under the direction of Michael Barnard. Klofach can be heard on the perusal CD as the Quiltmaker available through Dramatic Publishing. She has been fortunate to work with many notable musical theatre coaches/composers including Georgia Stitt, Andrew Lippa, Seth Rudetsky, Andrew Byrne, Carmel Dean, and Zina Goldrich. She has served as music director and/or director for several shows including Seussical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Songs for a New World, Children of Eden, and Meet Me in St. Louis.
As a crossover artist, Klofach’s operatic credits include Susannah in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Nero in L’incoronazione di Poppea, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and Diana in Orphée aux enfers. Recently, she was a guest soloist with the Johnson City Symphony and the Milligan University Orchestra in Tennessee.
Her research interests include her doctoral document: Art Songs of Georgia Stitt: Hybridity in Art Song and Musical Theatre.
Certified Level 1 and Level 2 Somatic Voicework™, the LoVetri Method