Personnel

 

FOUNDER AND CONDUCTOR

Fran McCachern Page, founder and conductor of Capital City Girls Choir, is a Professor of Music at Meredith College, where she teaches methods courses for music education majors and also K-6 teacher licensure students. As the Coordinator of Music Education, she advises music education majors and directs and supervises student teaching. Dr. Page is past-president of the NC Music Educators Association and Past Chair of the Arts Education Coalition (AEC). She is President of Southern Division MENC: The National Association for Music Education and in that capacity serves on the National Executive Board of MENC: the National Association for Music Educators.

Dr. Page holds the B.A. in music education from Limestone College in Gaffney, SC, and the M.M. and Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds Orff Levels I, II, and III certification.

Recognized for her expertise as a children’s choral specialist, she frequently conducts workshops and festivals. She also has done considerable work in the area of curriculum integration and arts curriculum planning and assessment and consults with schools in that capacity.

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

Mrs. Amy Brock Davis began serving as the Associate Conductor for the Girls Chorale in August 2006. Mrs. Davis graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music in 1992 and received her Master of Music in Choral Directing from Appalachian State University in 1995. Mrs. Davis is a National Board Certified Teacher specializing in early adolescence through young adulthood choral music. She taught middle and high school in Roanoke Rapids and Durham for 11 years. Mrs. Davis served as the co-director of DPS Spotlight Singers for five years. She is the middle school coordinator for the North Carolina Summer Institute in Choral Art in Boone, NC. She is the choral director and organist at Glendale Heights United Methodist Church. She lives in Durham with her husband, Ken, and daughter Emily. Mrs. Davis is pleased to return to CCGC. While a student at Meredith, she was an assistant to Dr. Page and the Girls Chorus.

ACCOMPANIST, CHORUS AND CHORALE

Pam Forsythe is the Girls’ Chorus and Girls’ Chorale accompanist for rehearsals and performances. She has been with CCGC since 1997 and “loves working with this great group of girls”. Pam is a native of New Jersey and graduated from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a BA in Biology and a minor in Music. She has lived in Raleigh since 1992 and is the mother of two sons, Scott and David. Pam has her own business, “Parsnips and Old Lace,” creating beautiful handcrafted dolls and items from vintage fabrics and laces and is office manager at Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

ACCOMPANIST, CANTABILE

Brenda Fernandez began accompanying for the Cantabile Singers in 2001. Originally from Ohio, she received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Accompanying from Manhattan School of Music. Brenda has worked at many locations in Florida and throughout the Caribbean as a pianist, music director, organist, and teacher. She teaches private piano lessons and is the organist and accompanist at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church. Brenda has two sons, Colin and Brandon, who are both percussionists.

CHOIR ADMINISTRATOR

June Cassell began serving as the CCGC Choir Administrator in August, 2005. June been involved with CCGC since 1999 when that her daughter joined the choir. She has been an active member of the parent organization and has served as Vice President of the Cantabile Singers from 2002-2005, as well as served on several committees. June and her husband, Dewey, live in Cary along with their two children, Megan and Bobby.