Jonathan Sidden - Interim Artistic Director
Jonathan Sidden, a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts has performed regularly as tenor soloist with opera companies and ensembles across the United States. Mr. Sidden was a resident artist and New Century Fellow at the famed Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He was a semi-finalist in the International Wagner Competition. Mr. Sidden was a Regional Finalist in the Mid-Atlantic and the Southeastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In 2007 he was honored by Yale University as a Distinguished Music Educator for his work with the public schools. He was a 2010 National Endowment of Humanities Scholar in Vienna, Austria and was a 2012 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Moravian Music Foundation. Mr. Sidden holds a Master of Arts degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. As a Choral Conductor, Mr. Sidden has held the post of Choral Director at Parkland Magnet High School, where his choirs sang for a festival in conjunction with the 2008 United States Presidential Inauguration and for the NC Music Educator’s Convention in 2013, and Director of Music at Trinity Moravian. He has also assisted in the preparation of concerts of the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale, as well as off-stage conductor for Piedmont Opera. He is currently serving as the Director of Music at Clemmons Moravian Church and is the Assistant Principal at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Carol Earnhardt - Artistic Director
Carol Earnhardt has been the artistic director of the Heart of the Triad Choral Society since its beginning in 2016. A National Board Certified Teacher, she received the Master of Music degree and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently pursuing the PhD in Music Education. Since 1998, she has been the chorus teacher at Glenn High School. Since that time, the choral department at Glenn High School has grown to be one of the most respected choral programs in the state, performing by invitation at Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral, the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference and the North Carolina American Choral Directors Conference. In January 2019, she was excited to be appointed as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at High Point University. In 2006, she was elected as the Teacher of the Year for Glenn High School and, in 2007, was named the 2007/2008 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Teacher of the Year. In 2016, Mrs. Earnhardt was named High School Choral Teacher of the Year by the North Carolina Music Educators Association. A sought-after conductor and leader, she has served as clinician for multiple all county choral clinics and is currently the president-elect of the North Carolina Music Educators Association.
Mrs. Earnhardt’s proudest accomplishments are her marriage to Mike Earnhardt since 1989 and her five wonderful children: Ashley and her husband Roman Brady, John Michael and his wife Emily Earnhardt, and Chase.