A native of Memphis, Tennessee, baritone Courtney D. Carey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia; Master of Music degree in Conducting from Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York; and the Professional Studies Diploma in Voice from Mannes College of Music, New York, New York.
Carey made his operatic debut in the summer of 2003, as Morales in Bizet’s Carmen and Hermann in Offenbach’s Hoffmans Erazaehlungen with the Komische KammerOper Muenchen, Munich, Germany. Since his debut, Carey has sung principal and supporting roles in Il Tabarro, Gianni Schicchi, Die Zauberfloete, My Fair Lady, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Don Alfonso in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.
Carey is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Arleen Auger Memorial Scholarship named in honor of the famed soprano Arleen Auger and a Classical Studies grant from the Hester Fund for Classical Music Studies. In addition to his vocal endeavors, Carey is a published composer/arranger with choral arrangements published by both GIA Publications, Inc. and Roger Dean Music Publishing Company. Currently, Carey serves as a Teaching Artist for the Metropolitan Opera.