University of Guelph
Dr. Marta McCarthy, is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, where she has been directing the choirs and teaching musicianship and music education/pedagogy for seventeen years. She is 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.). Honours include the 1999 Elmer Iseler Conducting Fellowship, an Ontario Volunteer Service Award, and being named a member of the June Callwood Circle of Caring. In 2005, she was awarded the Guelph Woman of Distinction for Arts & Culture. In 2011 she led the Chamber Singers to first place in the ACCC National Amateur Choir Competition (Collegiate category) and in 2012, the same choir won 3rd place in the Mosbach International Chamber Choir Competition in Germany. In May 2012, Marta conducted the Women’s Chamber Choir at Podium in Ottawa, where she was voted President-Elect of the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (Choral Canada).