Marta McCarthy



  • An Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, where she has been directing the choirs and teaching musicianship for over fifteen years.
  • Conducts the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Choir and Women’s Chamber Choir.ALSO
  • Conducted the University of Waterloo Choir for five years
  • Taught choral techniques at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Toronto.
  • Sessional Instructor Wilfrid Laurier University and Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo.
  • Conductor, The Toronto Concert Singers, Toronto, Blessed Trinity Liturgical Choir.BACKGROUND
  • PhD Music Education – Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
  • BEd Faculty of Education, University of Toronto
  • MMus Choral Conducting – Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
  • MusBach Music Education – Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
  • ARCT Piano Performance. Royal Conservatory of Music, TorontoAWARDS HIGHLIGHTS
  • The 1999 Elmer Iseler Conducting Fellowship.
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award
  • Named a member of the June Callwood Circle of Caring
  • Named a Woman of Distinction for Arts & Culture in Guelph.SOME INTERESTING FACTS
  • Honoured to conduct the 2014 Ontario Youth Choir with recent performances in Ottawa, Midland, and Toronto.
  • Elected by her peers to be President of Choral Canada, this country’s nationalrepresentative of choral conductors, singers, administrators, composers, industry associates, and accompanists
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