Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Composition from Rice University in 1996, concurrent with a Master of Music degree in Composition, Doctor of Music degree from Boston University in 2000. Mr. McCarthy’s teachers have included Paul Cooper, Robert Roux, Bruce MacCombie, and Lukas Foss.
Mr. McCarthy serves as a collaborative pianist for the Department of Music and Theatre & Dance at Plymouth State University. He has performed in master classes with Richard Goode and Abbey Simon, and coached with John Perry, and has given recitals in Houston, Dallas, New York, Boston, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and the Philippines. As conductor, his recent productions have included Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Brel, Drowsy Chaperone, Godspell, Little Women, and Carmina Burana. Mr. McCarthy’s music is published by GIA Publications, Inc. He currently serves as organist and directs the contemporary ensemble at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, NH.