Carrie Caruso

Carrie Caruso

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Orchestra
Room: F112

carrie.caruso@gilbertschools.net


CONCERT ORCHESTRA  *  CHAMBER ORCHESTRA  *  SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MESQUITE STROLLING STRINGS  *  WILDCAT ELECTRIC STRINGS

Welcome!

The mission of the Mesquite High School Orchestra Program is to provide exemplary musical experiences that enable players and audience members to be engaged, actively and reflectively, using high quality examples of orchestral literature from a wide range of genres and time periods. 

About Mrs. Caruso...

Carrie Caruso grew up in Detroit, Michigan a city full of a cultural blend of Motown, Rock, jazz and Blues which has influenced her approach to performing, teaching, and writing. In 1994 she relocated to Arizona where she has performed as a freelance violinist throughout the state. Mrs. Caruso studied under Frank Spinosa, Professor of Violin, at Arizona State University. She also holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Ottawa University.  Carrie has performed throughout the United States, as well as internationally, and has opened for countless notable musicians and celebrities including Keith Urban, Donna Summer, John Fogerty, Seal, The Kongos, Kurt Bestor, Howie Mandel, Jason Alexander, Halle Berry, Mario Lopez, and many more.

In addition to live performances, she has recorded national commercial spots such as the Arizona Music Project, commissioned by the Arizona Office of Tourism, Catholics Come Home (aired for President Barack Obama at the White House with Pope Benedict), Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and Grand Canyon University to name a few.
Mrs. Caruso performs as lead violinist with the internationally renowned electric string quartet, Urban Electra in addition to her solo performances. She is the sole arranger for Urban Electra and scores orchestrations and arrangements for several organizations.

She currenlty lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband and two children.

Carrie performs with her modern violin by Albert Topa, electric violins by Yamaha, Zeta, Aurora electric violin handmade by Mauricio Brazolim, and bows by Alex Hendruk and Coda.