Keri E. McCarthy, Oboe and English Horn
Assistant Professor of Oboe, Washington State University
Keri E. McCarthy, Biography
Keri E. McCarthy currently teaches as Assistant Professor of Oboe and Music History at Washington State University, and at Hartwick College Summer Music Festival. 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 recently premiered works by Sean Shepherd and David Johnson at the International Double Reed Society Conferences in 2006 and 2007, and performed as solo English horn on Aaron Copland's Quiet City with the Washington-Idaho Symphony.  She completed a June 2008 solo tour of Southeast Asia premiering newly-commissioned works for oboe and piano from composers around the region.

In 2004 she 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.

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.