Even though she didn’t recognize it at first, everything in her life has prepared Carol Manson for song ministry. Starting off playing the violin in grammar school, she went on to sing in choirs at Berkeley High School. After high school, Carol put away any thoughts of singing, getting a masters degree in social work and became a State Bureaucrat, capping off a long and distinguished career as a Governor’s appointee.
Many years after first finding her voice as a singer and, after a health challenge, Carol found her voice again when singing a song as final project for a class. Carol finally let her voice soar when she joined the choir and began shining as a soloist. Not taking her singing seriously at first, Carol thought she was just “having fun on the back row.” Carol’s journey led to her first CD recording: "All Is Well." Carol won the 9th Independent Music Award (IMA) VOX Pop Award for the single “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” Carol’s other singing credits include being a part of the cast for the musical, Hallelujah City at the Benvenuti Performing Arts Center and the Tower Theatre in Roseville. Carol was a key performer at the 2011 Legislative Back To Session Bash.
Carol sings and performs many genres of music as soloist throughout Northern California. Carol has just completed her new CD project With A Child’s Heart, which is available now (click on "Buy Music" on the top of the Home page). Carol sings jazz with the Reggie Graham Trio at The Brickhouse Art Gallery in Sacramento. She is also working on a jazz tribute honoring Ms. Abbey Lincoln.