Carla R. Terava (b. 1954) is a graduate of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She studied flute under Professor Richard Hahn and received a Music Education degree with a double major in Instrumental and Vocal music. Her passion for composing began at an early age but was inspired by Professor Ronald Klimko at the University of Idaho.
She immigrated to Canada in 1976 to teach music in public schools and developed numerous band, choral, and guitar programs throughout British Columbia. During this time she was actively involved in music collaboration and promotion of Art programs in schools. She founded and directed various instrumental and vocal groups throughout her career, which also enabled an outlet for her music compositions. Her bands were noted for their excellence locally, as well as nationally.
Carla is now retired from teaching, but is currently performing with two choirs and the Wind River Flute Quartet. Occasionally she conducts local flute workshops. Besides her musical endeavors she has coordinated a local Drop-In Center, taken Psychology and Norwegian language courses, and served on various local Board of Directors. She is a lifetime member of the Sigma Alpha Iota music honorary.
Carla resides in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, Leo. They have three grown children, Toni, Niklas and Kai and one grandson, Xander.