Courtney Carey, Bass
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Mr. Courtney Carey earned the B.A. degree in Music from Morehouse College, the M.M. degree in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and the Professional Studies Diploma in Voice from Mannes College of Music. While a student at Mannes College of Music, he was approached by the Metropolitan Opera Guild to sign on as one of its teaching artists. He has since enjoyed a lengthy relationship with both the Metropolitan Opera and Metropolitan Opera Guild. His wide range of experience includes teaching at all levels of public and parochial school music education, in addition to conducting church, community, chamber, and collegiate choruses.
He has served as Associate Conductor at the Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church, Associate Adjunct Professor and Director of Jubilee Singers at Westminster Choir College, and Director of Music Ministries at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church: Bethel. In addition to his work as a singer, lecturer and conductor, he is also a composer/arranger. Mr. Carey’s choral arrangements, "My God is So High," "I Ain't Got Weary Yet" (SATB), "Lord, I Want Two Wings," "Calvary" (SSATTB) and "You Can Tell the World" (SSATTB), are published by GIA Publications, Lorenz Corporation and Carus Verlag respectively.