Carolyn Sienkiewicz

Carolyn Sienkiewicz, a book procurement editor for the Independent, is a freelance writer and musician. Currently co-principal oboe with the American Balalaika Symphony, she received her degree in music performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and held positions for many seasons with the Annapolis Symphony, Gettysburg Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Handel Choir (and on and on), and performed as guest oboe with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. As a freelance writer, she has written about sailing adventures and nature encounters while living aboard a sailboat for eight years (cruising full-time for three of those years) for Cruising World, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Living Aboard Magazine, and SpinSheet. She has also been a geek with an M.S. degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins, 20 years experience in computer systems, and was a substantial contributor to the tech book UNIX Unleashed, 4th Edition.

4 entries by Carolyn Sienkiewicz

Book Review

Mozart: A Life

Paul Johnson

The master of the quick-read history offers an excellent biography for both the young musician and the adult who are curious to know more about the fascinating composer.

Book Review

Sight Reading: A Novel

Daphne Kalotay

Linked by love and betrayal, three people negotiate their complicated connection within the exacting world of classical music.

Book Review

Amy Leach

With clever flights of imagination, the author ponders quirks and mysteries of the natural world and the cosmos.

Book Review

Brian Fagan

Archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan investigates why and how it came to be that humans stepped off shore and took to the waters of our planet.