Carol Woolly is a charter member of the LR Winds clarinet section. After a couple of decades away, she returned in 2017 to play bass clarinet. She has played the Bb, Eb, and bass clarinets as a member of the Arkansas Symphony, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Symphony, and the South Arkansas Symphony. She has performed with the UA-Fayetteville Symphony, Music Festival of Arkansas, UA-Little Rock Community Orchestra and Band, Little Rock Flute Ensemble, and for churches and musical coteries. She also plays recorders with and serves as president of the Aeolus Recorder Konsort.
Carol recently retired after teaching woodwinds privately for forty years. For 38 years she taught with the Orff-Schulwerk approach in public schools including Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee, the Little Rock School District, and the Jacksonville (Ark.) School District. She served several professional organizations as an officer and conducted many workshops.
She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas and received the Master of Music Education with Clarinet Emphasis from the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds the Level III Certification in Orff-Schulwerk from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She studied clarinet with Richard Worthington, Roger Widder, Alan Drake, LeRoi Johnston, Bill Gower, and Robert Umiker. She received training in Orff-Schulwerk under Katherine Crews, Grace Nash, Connie Saliba, Isabel Carley, Jacobeth Postl, Mary Helen Solomon, Janet Robbins, Karen Medley, and Jim Solomon.