Corlyn has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal music from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Western Michigan University. Residing in Kalamazoo for over 25 years as a professional singer, voice teacher and vocal coach, Corlyn also teaches voice at Kalamazoo College, Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI) and in the Advanced Music Theater Class through Education for the Arts and was awarded a Significant Educator Award by the Excellence in Education of Kalamazoo County. As a professional soloist, she has appeared with many regional ensembles including The Kalamazoo Symphony, The Battle Creek Symphony, The Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys in over 25 opera, oratorio, master choral works and musical theater roles. She was a Regional Finalist, District Winner and District Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Pittsburgh, PA and Detroit, MI, in addition to winning many state and regional competitions.
Her students consistently win awards at Michigan NATS Vocal Auditions and MSVMA District and State Solo & Ensemble, perform professionally and have appeared on ABC’s Rising Star, auditioned for American Idol and The Voice and winning several area talent competitions and pageants. Her students have been accepted as Voice Majors and in summer programs in top programs including The Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Eastman School of Music, and many of the private and public colleges in Michigan.
She and her husband, baritone Joe Schreck, are members of Aspire Ensemble – a professional vocal quartet, and have performed throughout the Midwest. She currently also sings as professional section leader/soloist for First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, MI