Carol Rickel

Carol RickelCarol was born and raised in Southern California. As a child, she enjoyed playing in the orange groves behind the family home in Placentia where her father, John, as a high school teacher and coach of several sports teams. Growing up in a small town, school, music, church and sports were central to her family life.

Carol accepted a scholarship to attend Arizona State University and earned both Bachelor of Music and Masters in Music Degrees in Piano Performance from Arizona State University and the University of Southern California, and has completed doctoral studies in piano at Arizona State University. After a career as an independent music teacher, she joined the Xavier College Preparatory faculty as Director of Choral Activities. Her choirs performed and competed in Arizona, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City winning many awards. She has served as President of the Arizona State Music Teachers Association and as the North Central Region Choir Chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association. She joined the music staff at UPC in 2005 as Worship Pianist and became the Music Director a few years later.

Carol loves to garden and spend time outside. Her favorite inspirational quotes include: “God is in charge,” “All things are possible through Christ, who strengthens me,” and “Only she who attempt the absurd, can achieve the impossible!” (Chinese fortune cookie)

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