Dallas Garvin, Music Director
Dallas is a retired psychotherapist and consultant. Dallas joined his first choir at the age of 12 (boy soprano in an otherwise all girls church choir) and has been singing continually in choirs ever since, most notably in Caroline's choir beginning in 1980. In his time he has also formed and led several choral groups, sung jazz and popular standards in night clubs, and performed in operas and musical theater.
In the past two years Dallas has sung with the Stony Brook Camarata Singers under the direction of Alice Cavanaugh, and with a vocal jazz quartet under the direction of Ray Anderson. In that period he has also been singing with the Stony Brook Chorale under the direction of Shoshana Hershkowitz. Also in that time he has been a selected vocal soloist and conductor in the Annual Messiah Sing-Along with the University Chamber Orchestra. Most recently he sang as a baritone soloist with the University Orchestra at the Staller Center in the Orchestra's performance of Carl Nielsen's Symphony No. 3.
Upon his retirement, Dallas served for two years as Choir Director at The Stony Brook School, a nondenominational middle and high school in Stony Brook. In that same time period he has also studying music at Stony Brook University.
For the past 12 years Dallas has been the Choir Director here at Caroline. Dallas believes that music is a part of the basic fabric of the universe.