Wrigley, Carrie Maxwell
Carrie Maxwell Wrigley is a singer/songwriter, counselor, and mother of five. She is also a popular teacher and speaker, who uses music to illustrate principles and inspire hope. She has taught and performed at BYU Education Week for the past 15 years; has written and directed many original programs for school, church, and community events; and is passionate about using the power of the arts and the media to spread good in the world.
Carrie started playing the piano, singing, and composing even before she started kindergarten. As a young child, she enjoyed lining up all her dolls and stuffed animals, “teaching” and singing to them. Over the years, Carrie has written hundreds of songs, dozens of programs, and several musical theatre productions. She especially loves mentoring young artists as they learn to share their talent and their vision with others.
Carrie was originally trained as an actress and singer, in the Theatre program of the University of Utah, completing both the Musical Theatre and Acting Emphasis programs there to earn her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts.) She then served a mission for the LDS Church in Argentina, where she began writing songs – first in Spanish (where everything rhymes!) then in English, her native language.
When she returned home to the U.S., Carrie resumed her university education, studying to be a counselor. She received her MSW (Master of Social Work) degree, and became credentialed as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), providing therapy for over 25 years to individuals, couples, and families. Her composition work deepened and expanded, as her counseling exposed her to the challenges and triumphs of many. Her music reflects this blend of artistic vision, spirituality, and emotional awareness.
Carrie is the mother of five talented children, and has been active in the arts programs of their schools throughout their lives. She has directed a school choir for many years, and wrote many songs for that choir, to help teach Character Education values through music. She has also written and directed many church and community theatre groups over the years. For more of her work, visit impactmusic4kids.org (children’s music) and morninglightmusic.org (inspirational music.)
Carrie is delighted to join the amazing cadre of musicians and composers at Holy Sheet Music. She believes that one individual can help change the world – but many, working together, can make an even bigger difference, and do even more good.