A native of Memphis TN, baritone Courtney D. Carey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Morehouse College in Atlanta GA, Master of Music degree in Conducting from Eastman School of Music in Rochester NY, and the Professional Studies Diploma in Voice from Mannes College of Music in New York NY. 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 in 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. Carey is the Founder/Artistic Director of Courtney’s Stars of Tomorrow a New York-based performing arts organization committed to presenting high-quality classical music performances.