Foundations of Rock (MUS105)
Carly Uhrig is the publicist for the Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. Prior to her time at OU, she was the Director of Bands for the Madison District Public Schools, where she was awarded the district’s Excellence in Teaching award. Under her direction, the Madison Bands performed at the Hancock Observatory in Chicago and Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as received Division I ratings in both marching and concert festivals at the district and state levels. Carly holds music degrees from both the University of Michigan and New York University. During her time in New York, Carly was employed by the New York Youth Symphony, Cherry Lane Music Publishing, and the American Symphony Orchestra. Carly studied songwriting with film composer Ronald Sadoff and Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Galdston and spent a year apprenticing with children’s music superstar, Laurie Berkner. Her master’s thesis, "Rock Out With Your Juice Box!" examines the emergence and endurance of the kindie rock movement. Carly is an active songwriter, as well as a performer; she plays Bb cornet in the Dodworth Saxhorn Band and has made guest recording appearances on the trumpet for rock artists September On, The Poem Adept, and Jason Croff. She has most recently been appointed as lecturer at Oakland University, teaching Foundations of Rock (MUS105). Carly currently lives in Rochester Hills with her husband David and sons Ray and Ben.