Cari Golden is the creator of Vocal Arts Collective. After teaching for several years it became apparent that there was a need that was not being filled in the teaching environment. Students were not being taught by those who were doing what they taught and therefore were not inspired to be better, to be passionate, detailed and committed to their practice. After amassing a whopping 70 students per week with a two year waitlist for private lessons, Cari decided the time had come to ‘bring in the troops.’ Cari enlisted the help of the colleagues she felt were not only qualified (all had been teaching), but who were consistently working and had the kind of personality that would inspire the young performer to take the risks required to create magic in their performances. Cari’s true passion is teaching students that they can indeed do anything if they work hard enough to be able to ‘let go’ and let the music live through them. Preparation is crucial, but confidence, fear management and the ability to be an open channel are equally as impactful in performance (and life for that matter!). Vocal Arts Collective was born of her ‘desire to inspire’ through music.
Cari Golden is an honors graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Vocal Performance. Before University, Cari was an attendee of the Governor’s School of New Jersey, a member of Regional Choir, New Jersey All State Choir (1st Chair 3rd year), and All Eastern Choir for all eligible years. At University Cari won the Anderson Scholarship for Vocal Excellence under the tutelage of Eleanor Anop. While in Colorado Cari began teaching pop technique and conducted several choirs while participating as the lead vocalist in several pop bands. Among her stage credits are Pippin, Annie, Peter Pan, Music Man, Guys and Dolls and Cheaper By The Dozen. A veteran of the Walt Disney Corporation as a coach and improvisational and stage performer, Cari has gone on to appear on such television shows as Friends, Lois and Clark, The Shield and Melrose Place. She is currently the vocal captain and show producer for Wayne Foster Entertainment in San Diego. After several years of study with World Renowned voice instructor Florence Riggs, Cari has gone on to provide supporting vocals for several well known headlining acts, as well as providing studio vocals for television productions, demo houses, concert tour backing music, video games, and animation. Cari is currently producing a two woman show called Two Much Entertainment: An Evening of Female Duo Performances and is promoting her self titled country album which she wrote and co-produced. She has written music for electronic music producers Erphun, Faarsheed, Berbesso and Mishima and many others. Cari is thrilled to guide young talent to become confident stage performers through mastery of breath control, theory, placement, and lyrical connection in a fun and nurturing environment.
You can Email Cari Golden at: firstname.lastname@example.org