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Carthy, Nicholas



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research overview

  • Nicholas Carthy is a conductor/pianist specializing in opera. As music director of the Eklund Opera Program, his main focus is the preparation and performance of the three opera productions in the CU season. This involves coaching singers, rehearsing the orchestra, conducting the staging rehearsals and leading the performances from the podium. Further to that he coaches singers on non-operatic repertoire, and works closely with the collaborative piano program. He is also very active as a pianist, and as a music arranger and transcriber.


  • conducting, coaching singers, piano, languages, opera, orchestra, contemporary music, chamber music, music arranging, music transcription.


courses taught

  • MUSC 2997 - Sophomore Proficiency
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    To be completed by the second semester of the sophomore year.
  • MUSC 5375 - Opera Coaching for Pianists
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2023
    Teaches skills for opera coaches and rehearsal pianists. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.


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