Carolyn Kardinal

Composer    Lyricist    Publisher

Carolyn Kardinal has written and performed inspirational music for over 30 years. Her spiritual experiences, faith, and insights are reflected in her lyrics. She writes beautiful lyrical melodies punctuated with lovely harmonic sequences which highlight her lyrics in a unique blending of folk and classical styles.


Carolyn Kardinal’s musical roots are planted firmly in classical music, having studied with composer Alexander Lee Frick, a former student of Samuel Barber. She also studied voice with Maestro Franco Iglesias. After obtaining a degree in Music Education, Carolyn began her career as a teacher. She also taught herself guitar and piano, and began writing songs and musical plays for her students to perform.

Eventually combining all of her talents, Carolyn turned to writing sacred songs which she performed and recorded, and has since made numerous CDs. As these CDs were distributed around the country and abroad, Carolyn began receiving reports that her lyrics and music were having a healing effect on many listeners. Performers and audience members alike continue to find her songs to be fresh and inspiring.

Ms. Kardinal makes her home in Gresham, Oregon where she is active as a public school music teacher, a private piano teacher and voice coach.


Carolyn Kardinal is a masterful composer and lyricist. Because she is a vocalist, her songs are very singable, her melodies lyrical and her songs well written.

Alexander Lee Frick, composer/concert pianist/teacher

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