Composer Resume

Christian Carey – Composer
Email: christianbcarey at gmail
Education: Juilliard School, BM in Voice Performance; Boston University, MM in Composition; Rutgers University, Ph.D. in Music
Employment: Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Associate Professor of Music Composition, History, and Theory. Previous Employment: Manhattan School of Music, Aural Skills Coordinator
Compositions Performed:
Artists – ACME, organist Joseph Arndt, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, C4 Choral Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Chiasmus Ensemble, pianist Erika Dohi, ECCE, the choirs at Grace Church (Newark), the Choral Fellows at Harvard’s Memorial Church, Dal Suono Sommerso, clarinetist David D. Dunn, Helix!, pianist Hubert Ho, mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen, flutist Gina Izzo, percussionist Peter Jarvis, Chamber Players of the League of Composers/ISCM, loadbang,Locrian Chamber Players, pianist Ashlee Mack, Manhattan Choral Ensemble, flutist John McMurtery, New York New Music Ensemble, soprano Sara Noble, singing cellist Jody Redhage, singing violist Wendy Richman, Righteous Girls, and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra
Venues – All Saints Church (Princeton, NJ) American Viola Society 2016 Conference, Aspen Music Festival, An Die Musik LIVE! (Baltimore, MD), ATLAS Performing Arts Center (Washington, DC), Bohemian Caverns (Washington, DC), Christ Congregation (Princeton, NJ), Christ Episcopal Church (Portola Valley, CA), Connecticut College, Cornelia Street Cafe, Denver University, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Dreamland (Louisville, KY), Edwards Church (Northampton, NJ), Facoltà Valdese di Teologia (Rome, Italy), First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, First Presbyterian Church (Dallas, Texas), First Unitarian Society (Newton, MA), Grace Church in Newark, The Granfalloon (Chattanooga, TN), Horie Arte (Osaka, Japan), Grounds for Sculpture (NJ), International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Manchester, UK), Joe’s Pub (Public Theater), June in Buffalo, King’s Chapel (Boston, MA), La Salle-Peru High School (IL), La Verna International Organ Festival (La Verna, Italy), Memorial Church (Harvard University), Montclair Art Museum, Music Festival of the Hamptons, Museum Center in Tempio Pausania (Sardinia, Italy), Music X Festival, North Prospect Church (MA), Oberlin College, Old First Church (San Francisco, CA), Old Saint Paul’s Church (Baltimore, MD), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Princeton Junction), Princeton Chapel, Princeton University, Queen’s College, Racine Art Museum (WI), Red Poppy Art House (San Francisco, CA), Riverside Church, Rockwood Music Hall, Rutgers University, Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University, Saint John’s Episcopal Church (Tulsa, OK), Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Spectrum, Stonybrook University, Tenri Cultural Institute, Texas Lutheran University, Trinity Chapel (Berkeley, CA), Trinity Wall Street Church, Tulane University’s nienteForte Festival, Two River Theatre,  University Lutheran Church (Cambridge, MA), University of Maryland – Baltimore County, West Valley College (Saratoga, CA), Wesley UMC (Vienna, VA), Western Illinois University, Westminster Choir College, New Music Series at William Paterson University

Recordings: Gathering Blue, New Focus Records CD PAN03; Milton Babbitt: A Composer’s Memorial, Perspectives of New Music/Open Space CD PNMOS3

Publications: Editor, Sequenza 21 ( Articles and reviews in Perspectives of New Music, Tempo, Integral, Musical America, Musicworks, New Grove Dictionary of American Music, NewMusicBox, Playbill, All About Jazz, Pop Matters, and Time Out NY. Book chapter in Hommage a Elliott Carter, published by Editions Delatour

Awards: Research Leave, 2017; Summer Developmental Fellowship, 2016; Summer Research Fellowship, 2014; commencement speaker, Charge to the Graduating Classes, 2010, Westminster Choir College of Rider University. National Endowment for the Arts Grant for Merkin Concert Hall Study Guide, 2008; Winner of the Music Festival of the Hamptons Composition Competition, 2004;  Travel Grants, 1998 & ’99, Rutgers University; elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, Boston University, 1997.

Mourning (2004, revised 2012) – 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2 percussion-timpani-strings. 10′. Optional version includes locomotive whistle or live locomotive.
Tennessee Topiary (2016) – solo violin. 6″
Quintet 2 (2015) – oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. 11″
Duo (2014) – oboe and clarinet. 2’30”
Bouquet (2013) – viola and piano. 1’40”
Three Fantasies (2012) – cello and guitar. 9′
Gilgamesh Suite (2012) – flute, harp, string quartet, and prepared piano. 15′
Aphorism (2012) – violin and piano. 2:30′
Wiley Overture (2011) – string quartet, piano, and drums (using brushes). 3′
For Milton (2011) – flute and piano. 7′
Fuller Brush Work (2010) – solo drum set featuring brushes. 5′
Published by Calabrese Brothers (ASCAP).
Duo (2010) –  alto saxophone and piano. 3′
Swedenborg Variations (2009) – violin and piano. 6′
Innesscapes (2008) – flute, viola, and piano. 15′
3 Flourishes (2006-‘8) – flute. 8′
Processional and Recessional for Woodwind Quintet (2007). 8′
3 Bagatelles (2004-‘6) – alto flute and piano. 9′
Trio (2000) – flute, vibraphone, and cello. 7′
Sextet (1999-2000) – flute, clarinet, marimba, piano, violin, and cello. 8′
String Quartet (1999). 12′
Quintet (1998) – flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, and cello. 8′
Solo 2 (2016) – piano. 5’30”
Reunion (2015) – piano. 2′
Anniversary (2015) – piano. 2′
Lullaby (2015) – piano. 2′
Three and a half Carol Settings (2013) – organ. 3’30”
Boolean Operations (2013) – piano. 2′
Chanson Variations  (2013) – organ. 4’30”
Solo  (2013) – piano. 6′
Fiery Sunset (2012) – piano. 1’30”
Gloss on Guston (2012) – piano. 1’30”
Spiritual Variations I-III (2009-‘11) – organ. 15′
Kenyon Songs (revised 2016) – alto or soprano voice and piano; poem by Kenyon. 12″
Cloths of Heaven (revised 2014) – alto or soprano voice and piano; poem by Yeats. 4″
Je suis aimé de la plus belle (2013) – low, medium, or high voice and piano or drone; poem by Marot. 3”
From Blue Symphony(2013) – soprano and piano; poetry by Fletcher. 3′
Prayer (2011) – baritone, bass clarinet, trumpet, & trombone; poetry by Mackowski. 6′
Score is in 72 EDO tuning.
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven (2010) – mezzo soprano & viola; poetry by Yeats. 5′
Lullaby Vocalise (2010) – soprano and piano. 3″
Three Kenyon Settings (2009) – mezzo soprano and cello; poetry by Jane Kenyon. 12′
Add One More Seat to the Table (2015). Text by Kay Mitchell. 3″
Add One More Seat to the Table (2015) – TTBB; Poetry by Mitchell. 3″
Psalm 103 (2015) – SA or TB, 3″
Seven Magnificat Antiphons (2012-’15) – SSATB, 21″
Mass for Men’s Voices (2014) – TBB, 15″
Psalm 100 (second setting; 2014) – TBB and organ, 3″
The Ballet of the Soul (2013) – SATB; Poetry by Kalinich. 3′
Psalm 100 – Jubilate Deo (2013) – SATB. 4′
Ascendit Deus (2012) – SSATB. 4′
My Kiss is a Journey (2012) – SATB and ATBB versions; Poetry by Kalinich. 3′