Rise Up Chorus Presents "Meet the Musicians"

Episode 10: Meet Carrie Compere

March 13, 2021 hosted by Matthew LaPine/guest host Helen Kernizan/guest Carrie Compere Season 1 Episode 10
Rise Up Chorus Presents "Meet the Musicians"
Episode 10: Meet Carrie Compere
Show Notes

In this tenth episode of "Meet the Musicians" Podcast, our host Matthew LaPine again welcomes our guest host, Helen Kernizan, who continues our series of conversations discussing the issues of race with professional, classical musicians and music educators of color. Helen is Rise Up Chorus’s Youth Chorus Director, and she teaches music at the Township of Ocean Intermediate School in Ocean Township, NJ.

Born in Southern California and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Carrie Compere attended Trenton public schools and graduated from Trenton Central High School. She briefly attended Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.

She began acting professionally in 2010 and has both stage and TV/Film experience. A few productions include:

  • Broadway:
    • The Color Purple
    • Holler If Ya Hear Me
  • Off-Broadway:
    • Daddy
    • Sistas the Musical.
  • 1st National Tour:
    • The Color Purple
    • Shrek the Musical
  • Film/TV
    • “Many Saints of Newark” (2020)
    • “Dead Men Tell No Lies” (2020)
    • “The Crew” (Netflix)
    • “City On A Hill” (Showtime)
    • “Manifest” (NBC)
    • “New Amsterdam” (NBC)
    • “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)
    • “NYC 22” (CBS)
    • “Show Boat: Live at Lincoln Center” (PBS)

Carrie is a wife of 22 years to her husband, Jerry, and a mother of their two children, Isaiah and Pneuma. Carrie continues to work as an actor but her most important job and commitment remains that of a wife and mother.

Meet the Musicians" Podcast is produced by Rise Up Chorus, a community chorus organization whose mission is to bring the community together and enrich lives through musical experiences. For more information about Rise Up Chorus, visit us online at www.riseupchorus.org.