Biography of Maine Magician & Family Entertainer, Carroll
Here's a quick biography of
Magician and family entertainer, Carroll Chapman a.k.a. Conjuring Carroll.
Performing and entertaining children and families since he was 16, in 1996
Carroll was asked to take over a children's ministry in his church and he
accepted. From that position he not only completed a Children's Ministry
program, attaining an Advanced Children's Ministry Certificate from the National
Children's Leaders Association, but also found a unique way to present the
Gospel- through Magic.
Always having an interest in the art since he was a young boy,
Carroll pursued this interest, by ordering a small magic trick out of a
children's ministry catalog. When he finally received it, practiced it, and felt
comfortable enough to perform it for the kids, it went over really well. After
the service he also performed for some adults , and they, too, received it
warmly. From there he thought, "well, maybe I have a knack for this."
From that point he found a magic organization called The
Fellowship of Christian Magicians, joined in 1997, and has been a member ever
since. Through that organization he also learned of another organization called
The Society of American Magicians. Inquiring about this organization he learned
that there was a local chapter in Portland, ME. He contacted the appropriate
people and became a member of the local chapter.
In that chapter, he learned a vast amount from two magicians
(Amazing Lou & Almodarr, that took him under their proverbial wings and
instructed him on the art. He still keeps in contact with one of those mentors,
Amazing Lou, on a weekly basis. Through the Society of American Magicians
chapter Carroll has had training by national and world-renowned magicians such
as John Calvert, Michael Ammar, General Grant, Karl Norman, Trevor Lewis, and
In 1998 Carroll established his own business, as a magician and
family entertainer, called The Magic of Conjuring Carroll. He created the stage
name Conjuring Carroll after a bi-monthly magic magazine printed by The
Fellowship of Christian Magicians, called The Christian Conjurer.
Establishing the business in the Augusta area, he joined the Kennebec Valley
Chamber of Commerce. Through word of mouth and advertising, the business was
going strong while working full-time at Maine Security Surveillance. In April of
2001, he was given the opportunity to purchase a home in Embden and moved his
family and business there. With his move he considers to be in a better
location, than when he was in Augusta, being located between the
Augusta/Waterville area and the Bangor Metro area. In November of 2002, Carroll
finally took steps to become a full-time magician, providing entertainment
service throughout Northern New England. In 2006 Carroll received his Doctor of
Magic Degree from The International Magicians Society.
2007 he was
elected as Vice President of The International Brotherhood of Magicians Maine
Ring #362 and winning 2nd place in the Max Malini Parlor Magic Contest. He
formed in 2009 an independent and select group of Magicians known as
Magic Kings. In 2011 Carroll current Vice President for
The Society of American Magicians Maine Assembly 174 and 2014
Past President. He is also a key member of The Famous Unknown Magicians &
Clowns convention relocated recently to New Hampshire.
© The Magic of Conjuring Carroll All Right Reserved