Claudia Carawan is a riveting performer and recording artist who creates heartfelt music. In performance Carawan is “one goose-bump inducing vocalist” who moves with ease through many genres (blue-eyed soul, pop and gospel). Her music is best described as vibrant, energetic and positively soulful.
She has independently released three recordings: Joy Rising, Fearless, and Out of the Blue. At the heart of Carawan’s music and mission as an artist is a belief that music is transformative. Claudia’s authentic and high energy approach gives her audience a feeling of empowerment, a strong sense of joy and the feeling that anything is possible.
Claudia Carawan performs solo and with a variety of different groups. She is currently associated with Li’l Ronnie & the BlueBeats, NightVision, The RhythmMasters, The Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra and The Claudia Carawan Trio.
Carawan was so inspired after hearing Maya Angelou speak that she began creating Music Lessons (presentations that integrate story-telling, music and humor). As a speaker Carawan weaves her messages, music & humor together seamlessly into presentations for conferences, retreats, churches and professional organizations.
Mentor to At-Risk Youth
When not on stage, Carawan works as a Music Teacher for a residential healing center that serves “at risk” teens. In this capacity she has mentored hundreds of teenagers to discover and develop their individual gifts and creative abilities. Claudia loves working with the hip hop generation and they have inspired her too!
Workshop Facilitator & Music Director
As a workshop facilitator Carawan conducts a variety of interactive workshops on creativity and music. In addition, Carawan has also served as a Music Director for many years at Unity Christ Church of Bon Air in Richmond, Virginia and has touched and inspired the community with her original music, powerful performances & insight.