Life and Background
Carolyn Hamlin is a resident of Easley, South Carolina, where she is Music Associate and Organist at First Baptist Church. She does organ workshops, worship-playing seminars, and concerts for church-affiliated conventions and organ dealers throughout the country.
A graduate of North Greenville University, Carolyn Hamlin also studied piano and organ at Furman University with Dr. David Gibson and Dr. Edwin Clark as well as at Bob Jones University with Dr. Karl Stahl. She studied composition at Westminster Choir College's summer study workshops under Alice Parker.
Carolyn is a composer of many organ, choral, and piano works, with publications in the catalogs of Fred Bock, Lorenz, Genevox, Purifoy, Monarch, Majesty, Beckenhorst, Shawnee/Hal Leonard, Alfred, SoundForth, and Hinshaw music companies.
She is a member of ASCAP, Pi Kappa Lambda, and AGO. The Hamlin Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Building at North Greenville University is named in Carolyn's honor. North Greenville University awarded Carolyn an honorary Doctorate of Music degree and she received the Order of the Silver Crescent, South Carolina's highest civilian honor. She is married to Talmadge, and they are the parents of three daughters and ten grandchildren.