School of Music

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Keri McCarthy

Office: Kimbrough 348
School of Music
Washington State University
PO Box 645300
Pullman, WA 99164-5300
Phone: (509) 335-7966
FAX: (509) 335-4245

Dr. Keri McCarthy

Associate Professor of Music
Oboe, Music History

 Keri E. McCarthy currently teaches as Associate Professor of Oboe and Music History at Washington State University. Having returned to the United States after teaching oboe at Mahidol University in Thailand, Dr. McCarthy is continuing to cultivate an international reputation as a chamber musician, soloist, and clinician. 

Dr. McCarthy has been active as a performer and researcher throughout Southeast Asia. In 2013 she helped to found the Light through Music project, bringing double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon) and instruction to music centers in Myanmar. In 2011, she completed a Fulbright award in Bangkok, Thailand, researching connections between Thai traditional and contemporary musics, and commissioning Thai and Malaysian composers, and performing new works with professional oboists in the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. She also completed a 2008 solo tour of Southeast Asia, premiering works by composers from Vietnam, Indonesia,Thailand and Malaysia. She has premiered works by American composers at International Double Reed Society Conferences in 2006 and 2007, and was featured playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Washington-Idaho Symphony in December 2011.   

Keri currently performs as co-principle oboist of the Washington-Idaho Symphony and in the Solstice Wind Quintet. She 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. 


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