A resident of Easley, South Carolina where she is Music Associate and Organist at First Baptist Church. She is sales manager for organ division of Case Brothers in Spartanburg and Columbia, S.C. She does organ workshops for Case Brothers and other Allen dealers.
A graduate of North Greenville College. She also studied piano and organ at Furman University with Dr. David Gibson and Dr. Edwin Clark. She also studied organ at Bob Jones University with Dr. Karl Stahl. She studied composition at Westminster Choir College’s summer study workshops under Alice Parker.
She composes both organ and choral works. She has published works with Fred Bock, Genevox, Purifoy, Monarch, Majesty Music and SoundForth Music companies. A new organ collection will be released this spring with LifeWay Publishing Company.
Fred Bock Company is presenting a CD of fifteen of her “Fred Bock” hymn arrangements featuring performing artist, Tom Hazleton.
She is a member of ASCAP and AGO. The Recital Hall in the soon to be opened Performing Arts Building at North Greenville College will be named in Carolyn’s honor, “Hamlin Recital Hall”.
She is married to Talmadge and they are the parents of three daughters. They have five grandchildren.