Caryl Conger

Burns Pianist Caryl Worthington Conger continues her passion for musical collaboration performing with artists throughout the U. S. and abroad. Although she is an active collaborator with all instruments, her special niche of interest has been her collaboration with low brass artists. These include tubists Oystein Baadsvik, Roger Bobo, Velvet Brown, Daniel Perantoni, Harvey Phillips, Gene Pokorny, and Patrick Sheridan, and euphoniumists Brian Bowman, David Childs, Tormod Flaten, Adam Frey, Steven Mead, and David Thornton. She is pianist for the annual United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, the International Euphonium Tuba Festival, and the International Womens Brass Conference, and makes frequent appearances at the International Tuba & Euphonium Conferences, both international and regional. She also has been a guest artist at the International Trumpet Guild and the International Horn Society conferences. This year she joined the staff for the National Trumpet Competition. As a gift to the low brass repertoire she commissioned “Fantasy” by Daniel Crozier for tuba and piano and recorded it with Daniel Perantoni.

Caryl studied at the University of Kentucky and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. For 15 years she was on the music faculty of Radford University in Virginia where she was Director of Accompanying and Director of the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition & Festival. In 2003 she retired and moved to the mountains outside Estes Park, Colorado, where she continues her free-lance collaborative work. Caryl’s other musical interests include 4-hand piano and 2 piano repertoire, the art song repertoire, and new music.