Dr. Carroll Lehman Publishes “From Sh-t on my Boots to Carnegie Hall”
Professor Emeritus of Music Carroll J. Lehman recently published a book entitled From Sh-t on my Boots to Carnegie Hall: a memoir of a Pennsylvania Mennonite farm boy’s personal, spiritual, and musical journey. Dr. Lehman treks the reader through his evolution from a Mennonite farm boy living in the tough Appalachian town of Pond Bank, Pennsylvania, with little knowledge of the non-Mennonite cultural and spiritual world to a life unimaginable to that small boy. His journey took him through peaks and valleys, doubts and tough decisions to a comfortable level of personal and spiritual achievement. He shares his music education and performance experiences by which he became an opera singer, a conductor, and a professor. Highlights of his career include seven international choir tours; singing for and shaking hands with the Pope; sharing a concert with tribal choirs in Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, South Africa; dancing and drinking with Siberian Russians; conducting a concert in Carnegie Hall; and 40-plus years of successful teaching. From Sh-t on my Boots to Carnegie Hall is available at Amazon.com.