Marta McCarthy | College of Arts

Marta McCarthy

Associate Professor, Music
School of Fine Art and Music
Email: 
mmccarth@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x54377
Office: 
Johnston Hall
Lab: 
124

Description

Dr. Marta McCarthy, Conductor, is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, where she has been directing the choirs and teaching musicianship for ten years. She also conducted the University of Waterloo Choir for five years, and taught choral techniques at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Toronto. A graduate of Westminster Choir College of Princeton (M.Mus), the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT, piano performance) and of the University of Toronto (B.Mus, B.Ed., Ph.D.), Marta was awarded the 1999 Elmer Iseler Conducting Fellowship. She also received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award, was named a member of the June Callwood Circle of Caring and, in 2005, was named a Woman of Distinction for Arts & Culture in Guelph.
Dr. McCarthy conducts the University of Guelph Symphonic Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Choir and Women's Chamber Choir. The Women's Chamber Choir were finalists and received an Honourable Mention award in the 2006 CBC National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs. The Chamber Singers perform at national events such as Podium 2002, University Voices 2002, 2004, 2006, Festival 500 (2005) in St. John's, Newfoundland, and at Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River, British Columbia. In the fall of 2005, the choir joined the Elora Festival Singers for a conducting workshop led by Noel Edison, and were featured in July 2006 at the Elora Festival.

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.