Carolyn Rich Voth, Conductor


To meet the growing demand for high quality orchestral experiences for youth, in the year 2000 the Topeka Symphony expanded its Youth Ensembles Program to include a third group, the Youth Philharmonic. The Philharmonic is the preparatory orchestra for the Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Carolyn Rich Voth, Conductor,
The Topeka Symphony Youth Philharmonic

Carolyn Rich Voth has taught music at all levels from pre-school through college. She currently serves as the director of the Topeka West High School, French Middle School and McEachron Elementary Orchestras.

A performing cellist, Carolyn has been a member of the Topeka Symphony cello section for 19 years, serving as a section member, associate principal and principal player. She has also served as principal cellist of the Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of the Westwood Chamber Ensemble and performs as a soloist and chamber musician in Northeast Kansas.

Carolyn graduated from Bethel College with a degree in cello performance and music education. She has continued her education with courses from Kansas State, Emporia State, and Ohio State Universities. Former cello professors include Dr. David Littrell and Dr. Jay Decker. Carolyn is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the American String Teachers Association and their Kansas chapters. She is a former board member of the Kansas Strings Teachers Association.

Carolyn and her husband, Tim, are parents of three former Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles participants, Rachel, Michael and Andrew. Carolyn enjoys her many musical opportunities as well as reading, hiking and time with family and friends.


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