Cameron Bolin, Artistic Director
Cameron Bolin is an accomplished music educator, pianist, vocalist, and conductor. She has a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and Master of Arts in Teaching in Music K-12 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An active performer and accompanist for a variety of programs at UNC-CH as a student, she continued as musical director for local church and theatre productions, including performing as solo pianist winner with the Raleigh Symphony’s Concerto competition and productions at Raleigh Little Theatre.
Cameron has fifteen years of choral teaching experience from K-12, earning numerous outstanding, and best in show awards for her choral programs at regional competitions. For the past 7 years, Cameron served as the Upper School Choral Director, Musical Director, and Private Lessons Administrator at Ravenscroft, where she was honored with the Qubain Award for Teaching excellence. As a music educator, Cameron is passionate about teaching music literacy and infusing theory in her choral rehearsals.
Outside of the classroom, Cameron has had the opportunity to conduct, perform, direct, and advocate for music education in a wide range of settings presenting strategies for fundraising and advocacy for choral programs at educational conferences.
Currently, Cameron is pursuing a Doctorate of Music Education from Boston University and is the Performing Arts Director for the NC Association of Independent Schools. A member of MTNA, NCMEA, ACDA and RPTA, Cameron consults with local school choral programs, continues to teach piano and adjudicate both piano and choral festivals.
A lifetime Triangle native, Cameron was one of the earliest members of the Capital City Girls choir and is thrilled to be returning to the program where she had her first opportunity to conduct a choir twenty years ago!
Natalie Overton, Administrative Assistant
Natalie Overton graduated from Meredith College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Certificate in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Theatre. As a student, Natalie was involved in many performances on and off campus. After graduation, she continued performing in local productions. Natalie is happy to be back in her old stomping grounds and loves being in a position where she can help support the performing arts.
Claudia Hinson, Accompanist
Claudia Hinson is an active, collaborative pianist in the Triangle area and beyond, working with vocalists, instrumentalists, and various ensembles in both classical and theatrical genres. She has performed in various musical theatre productions in the area and formerly served as part-time Staff Accompanist at Meredith College for over 20 years. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of East Carolina University, she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Business, with two years concentration in Performance and Music Therapy. Further education includes Summa Cum Laude honors from The University of Georgia, where she completed her Master of Education. She has served as Private Piano Instructor at Ravenscroft School for the past 15 years and continues to do freelance accompanying in the community as much as possible. As a teacher, church musician, professional accompanist, and adjudicator, she has had the privilege of working with many professionals and students all over the state. She maintains a membership with RPTA, NCMTA, as well as MTNA, She is extremely excited to be working with Meredith College again and is looking forward to accompanying CCGC for their 35th season!
Fran McCachern Page, Founder
Dr. Page is Professor Emeritus from Meredith College and founder of the Capital City Girls Choir. During her 36-year tenure, she served in many capacities, including Chair of the Department of Communication and Performing Arts, Coordinator of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities. Dr. Page is a Past-President of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and Past Chair of the Arts Education Leadership Coalition (AELC). She is past President of Southern Division MENC: The National Association for Music Education and in that capacity served on its National Executive Board. In July of 2004, she was named “Tar Heel of the Week” by the Raleigh News and Observer and in the spring of 2007, she was designated by the Capital City Girls Choir as an MENC Lowell Mason Fellow.
Dr. Page has a B.A. in music education from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina and a M.M. and Ed. D. in music education 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. Dr. Page has served on many teacher education program approval teams for the NC Department of Public Instruction.
In May 2018, Dr. Page was presented the Order of the Longleaf Pine. Among the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, it is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina. In November 2018, Dr. Page was also awarded the Raleigh Medal of Arts, the city’s highest arts honor.