Christian Carey has created over eighty musical works in a variety of genres and styles, performed throughout the United States and in England, Italy, and Japan. His compositions have been performed by ACME, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, C4, Cassatt String Quartet, Chamber Players of the League of Composers, loadbang, Locrian Chamber Players, Manhattan Choral Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Righteous Girls, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, and Westminster Kantorei.
For Milton, a flute/piano duo commissioned by Perspectives of New Music and Open Space Magazine for their special issue Milton Babbitt: A Composer’s Memorial, has received a number of performances and two recordings. A portrait CD for New Focus Recordings is in preparation as well as a recording including Carey’s songs and choral music on Westminster Choir College’s label. His score for the play Gilgamesh Variations was staged at Bushwick Starr Theatre in Brooklyn.
Carey is Associate Professor of Music Composition, History, and Theory at Westminster Choir College. He holds degrees from the Juilliard School (B.Mus. in Voice Performance), Boston University (MM in Composition), and Rutgers University (Ph.D. in Music).