Carren Moham, who has performed opera internationally, works on rehabilitating damaged voices. She also enjoys delving into unknown or little-known art songs of African-American composers.
Your hometown? I'm from a small town in Oklahoma called Checotah.

Alma Mater?

Northeastern State University for my bachelor's, The University of Oklahoma for my master's and The Ohio State University for my doctorate.

You will notice that my two grad schools have football dynasties -- very important!!

Why Wesleyan? When I came here for the interview I was very impressed with the quality of the students. They were bright, inquisitive, and eager to learn. I think that still holds true today.

The liberal arts environment is also a big draw for me. Professors and students can interact in ways that are somewhat foreign at larger universities.

Your teaching? I teach applied voice, vocal techniques, and vocal pedagogy.
For fun? I'm a bit of an adrenalin junkie. I've done things such as sky diving, parasailing, jet skiing, and bungee jumping.

In addition to watching football, I also love classic cars, so I go to classic car shows.

The best? Tuesday night dinner with my kids (my applied voice students); when Ohio State beats Michigan; when OU beats Texas; Green Bay Packer football; hanging out with friends; watching DVD's of classic cartoons on Saturday morning.
Favorite band? My all time favorites are Earth, Wind, and Fire and Chicago. Right now, as my students will attest, I like Rob Thomas and Matchbox Twenty, and Maroon 5.
Favorite movie? Anything by Alfred Hitchcock. I must also add the Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings movies.
Favorite quote? I have a couple of favorites. One is a simplified version of a Confucius quote: "No one ever climbed a hill by just looking at it." The other is something my grandmother, Sarah Ann, used to say: "Pay attention to life. You don't want to be at the airport when your ship comes in." And, the one that hangs outside my office door: "stressed spelled backward is desserts."
Carren Moham
Illinois Wesleyan is one of the few schools in the country where young musicians can combine the breadth of an outstanding liberal arts education with the rigorous professional training of a fully accredited School of Music.

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