Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, Carrie McCormack is a freelance horn player in the greater Pittsburgh area. She has performed with the Pittsburgh, Canton, Akron, Westmoreland, and Ohio Valley Symphony Orchestras as well as Aeolian Winds, Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, Resonance Works|Pittsburgh, and the Academy Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh. Carrie also has extensive opera experience, most recently as a member of the Ohio Light Opera orchestra during its 2014 season.
Carrie holds a Master of Music degree and an Advanced Musical Studies certificate from Carnegie Mellon University, where her primary teachers were Stephen Kostyniak and Bill Caballero. She earned her bachelor’s degree in horn performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, studying with Randy Gardner.
Carrie spends most of her days (and nights) working as the interim assistant librarian for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she enjoys teaching the next generation of horn players. She has served as staff at the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and she currently teaches private horn lessons at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Center in Gibsonia. In whatever free time is left, Carrie enjoys playing video games with her wonderful husband, cooking (and eating), and knitting.