Carolyn Stanford
A number of notable people lived at 1006 Main Street in its 268 years
including Opera Singer Carolyn Stanford who lived at 1006 Main in the 60's
and 70's
Born in Darby and a graduate of Yeadon High School, now living in Miami, Carolyn Stanford
Adams has performed with major opera companies, symphony orchestras, and as a recitalist
throughout the United States and Europe. Her career began in summer stock with the Long
Island Music Fair and Valley Forge Music Fair and on Broadway as a chorus girl in the show
Jamaica with Lena Horne and Ricardo Montalban. She is also Professor Emeritus of Voice at
the University of Miami in Florida, where she has chaired the Department of Vocal Performance
and created and directed the Musical Theater Program. Before joining the Miami faculty, she
served as Assistant Professor of Voice at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and then
Associate Professor of Voice at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Ms. Stanford is
a graduate of Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Music; of Akademie von Musik
and Darstellende Kunst, in Vienna, Austria; of Hunter College's Opera Program in New York
City; and of the Hedgerow Theater Acting Program in Moylan, Pennsylvania. She is fluent in
German and Italian, as well as English. Â