Carrie Furman is in her fifth year at Grandview, and her second year as Director of Performing Arts. Mrs. Furman teaches general music to students in early childhood through 5th grade, and she directs Glee Club, Middle School Chorus, Upper School Chorus and Aca Pride. She also teaches Middle School and Upper School drama and directs the spring musical.
Mrs. Furman received her Bachelors in Music from the University of Miami with a concentration in jazz and contemporary voice. Upon graduation in 1998, she began her career as a professional musician, performing with such artists as Jon Secada and country singer Lari White, as well as singing with music groups in New Orleans, Miami, New York and Nashville. Mrs. Furman also has extensive work in the recording studio as a background singer, jingle singer and vocal coach. Prior to coming to Grandview, she worked primarily as a vocal coach, and her students have gone on to have successful careers in music and acting, such as singing background vocals for Miley Cyrus, starring in the CW's Vampire Diaries, and obtaining recording contracts with major and independent record labels.
Mrs. Furman's husband Jason is a college professor and professional musician and they have three children ages 11, 9 and 5. Most of her spare time is spent with them, but she also continues to work as a musician in the South Florida area.