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Patrick McCarty

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Patrick McCarty

Biography

Patrick McCarty (23 January 1928, Zanesville, Ohio – 13 November 2015, Ashville, N.C. ) was an American composer , music educator , trombonist and librarian .

McCarty first studied at West Virginia University in Morgantown and then at the famous Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester in Rochester . He also studied at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea . His trombone teachers included M. Dee Stewart, Allen Kofsky and Edwin Anderson. He also studied in the Libraries and Information Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, as well as Kent State University in Kent .

As a bass trombonist he works with several orchestras, such as the Hanna Theater Orchestra , the Palace Theater Orchestra , the Row Theater Orchestra all in Cleveland, Ohio, the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra , and also with musicians and entertainers Like Tony Bennett , Burt Bacharach , Michel Legrand , Henry Mancini and Bernadette Peter. In 1982 he went to New York and worked in several Broadway Theater orchestras, but also played in rock-'n-roll bands. In addition, he worked with recordings of singers like Rhys Chatham, Petr Kotik, Ben Neill and La Monte Young as (bass) trombonist.

As a music educator (music theory teacher and trombone instructor), he was associated with East Carolina College, Newark State College and Loyola University of New Orleans in New Orleans . He also worked as a librarian of the American Composers Orchestra , the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and the Opera Orchestra of New York .


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