Carrie began her tuba playing at the age of 11. She has performed with chamber ensembles, large wind ensembles, orchestras, and jazz bands. Currently she plays with Ain't Misbehavin', a traditional dixieland band, and the all-female brass quintet The Brazen Brass.

Carrie's tuba playing led her to Capital University's Conservatory of Music to pursue a music performance degree. At Capital she studied with Sid Townsend from 1995-1998. Following other academic interests led Carrie to major in Speech & Communication, however, when she earned her BA from Capital University in 1999 it included a Minor in Music.

In 2007 Carrie began her study of the bodhrán, a traditional Irish drum. She has played bass guitar since 2003.

Some of Carrie's notable performances include:

+ IBCMF 2008 (The International Brass Chamber Music Festival) [with The Brazen Brass]

+ Franklin Park Conservatory Holiday [with The Brazen Brass & The Columbus Womens' Chorus]

+ Black Box Benefit 2008 [with The Brazen Brass]

+ Poetry in the Park 2008 [with The Brazen Brass]

+ Easton Towne Center Holiday [with The Brazen Brass]

+ Chautauqua Series - Westerville 2008 [with Ain't Misbehavin']

+ Ohio State Fair 2007 [with Ain't Misbehavin']

+ Espresso Yourself Music Cafe [with Ain't Misbehavin']

+ Village of Carroll 150th Celebration [with Capital Brass]

+ Short North Holiday Hop [with The Brazen Brass]

Carrie has also performed at international festivals and throughout the U.S. with various ensembles over the years.

All material & music copyright Carrie L. Frederick unless otherwise noted