Office: Kimbrough 343
Dr. Keri McCarthy
Associate Professor of Music
Keri E. McCarthy currently teaches as Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music History at Washington State University. Having returned to the United States after teaching oboe and music theory at Mahidol University in Thailand, Dr. McCarthy is continuing to cultivate an international reputation as a chamber musician, soloist, and clinician. She is currently completing a Fulbright award in Bangkok, Thailand, researching connections between Thai traditional and contemporary musics, and commissioning and performing new works by Thai and Malaysian composers. She also completed a 2008 solo tour of Southeast Asia, premiering works by composers from Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She has also premiered works by American composers at International Double Reed Society Conferences in 2006 and 2007, and will be featured playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Washington-Idaho Symphony in December 2011.
Keri currently performs as solo English hornist of the Washington-Idaho Symphony and has held oboe and English horn positions with the Salaya and Evansville Philharmonics and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the New Haven, Binghamton, Syracuse, Spokane and Louisville Symphonies, and the Nashville and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras.
Dr. McCarthy completed her doctorate in Music Literature and Performance at Indiana University under the tutelage of Linda Strommen, Roger Roe, and Ted Baskin, having previously completed her Masters degree with Ronald Roseman at the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelors degree at Ithaca College, where she studied with Mark Hill and Paige Morgan.