Christian Carey

Faculty & Staff / Christian Carey

Associate Professor

Department Name 
Music Composition, History, and Theory
Office Location 
Williamson 38
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Christian Carey (BM Juilliard School, MM Boston University, Ph.D. Rutgers University) is Associate Professor of Music Composition, History, and Theory at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. His music has been performed throughout the United States, in the EU, England, and Japan by ACME, organist Joseph Arndt, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, C4 Choral Ensemble, Cassatt String Quartet, Chiasmus Ensemble, organist Carson Cooman, Dal Suono Sommerso, East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, the choirs at Grace Church (Newark), the Choral Fellows at Harvard’s Memorial Church, pianist Hubert Ho, mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen, percussionist Peter Jarvis, Chamber Players of the League of Composers/ISCM, loadbang, Locrian Chamber Players, pianist Ashlee Mack, Manhattan Choral Ensemble, flutist John McMurtery, New York New Music Ensemble, soprano Sara Noble, singing cellist Jody Redhage, singing violist Wendy Richman, Righteous Girls, and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra. His music has been recorded on New Focus Recordings and Perspective of New Music/Open Space’s imprint: another disc on New Focus is forthcoming.

He has published articles and reviews in Perspectives of New Music, Tempo, Intégral, Musical America, Musicworks, NewMusicBox, Playbill, Pop Matters, All About Jazz, and Time Out NY, and edits the contemporary classical website Sequenza 21 ( His chapter on narrativity in Carter’s late music is published in Hommage à Elliott Carter, published by Editions Delatour. He has written program notes for Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Boston Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, Merkin Concert Hall, the League of Composers/ISCM, and Albany, Bridge, and Naxos recording labels. (website: