Bringing Chamber Music to Glens Falls

Founded in 2010, Summerland Music Society increases accessibility to the arts through the presentation of high quality, professional chamber music performances. Summerland Music Society’s innovative programming inspires a greater appreciation and understanding of classical music in the Adirondack community and beyond.

Past programs have included silent films with live piano accompaniment as well as collaborations with the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, the Chapman Museum, The Sembrich, World Awareness Children’s Museum, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrew Sean Greer. In 2016, Summerland Music Society organized a cultural exchange with musicians from the Sonyachne Kolo Festival in Kharkov, Ukraine.

Carol Minor

Artistic and Executive Director

A native of Lake George, New York, Carol Minor is the founding artistic and executive director of Summerland Music Society. In 2022, she became program coordinator for the Tisch Music series at The 92nd Street Y, New York.

As a pianist, Minor performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She appeared in recitals in New York, Boston, London, Taiwan and Canada.

Concert venues include London’s Regent Hall, Kaohsiung Cultural Center in Taiwan, Jordan Hall, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and the Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra’s Musicbridge Festival. Other appearances include the Kleshinski Concert Series, Carnegie Room Concerts, New York University, Manhattanville College, University of New Haven, Tolland Arts Council, Upper Hudson Musical Arts, WMP Concert Hall and the Hyde Collection.

Ms. Minor’s interest in contemporary works led to performances at many of New York City’s new music spaces including the Tank, the Stone and Roulette. She commissioned pieces from Pozzi Escot, Lawrence Dillon, Curtis K. Hughes, Yumi Hara Cawkwell, Izzi Ramkissoon, Guy Barash and collaborated with composers Kaija Saariaho, Joan Tower, Karel Husa, Nancy Van de Vate and Robert Cogan on performances of their music. She has also taken part in the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College and New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice.

Ms. Minor received a Master of Music degree from the State University of New York at Purchase as a student of Marc Silverman and Diane Walsh. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School (University of Hartford), studying piano with Margreet Francis and chamber music with the Emerson String Quartet.

Ms. Minor was formerly a faculty member at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, New England Music Camp, Rockland Conservatory, Music School of Westchester, Church Street School for Music and Art, and Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. She has worked as a staff pianist at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT and ballet pianist for the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase.

Summerland Music Society

Summerland Music Society