Artist in Residence

2019-2020 Season Commission Winner:

cody McVey


Cody McVey began his musical career as a trombonist in southern Virginia and has since studied percussion with Samuel Solomon and clarinet with Jan Halloran in Boston. McVey recently earned his Bachelor of Music in Composition from The Boston Conservatory where he studied with Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Andy Vores, Eun Young Lee, and Felipe Lara. He has been involved in the WCRB Sounder Project (2014), the Song Project (’14-’17), and has written for the Boston Conservatory's Contemporary Classical Music Performance Ensemble (’16 and ’17). He has also premiered three pieces with the Conservatory's Composer's Orchestra (’15-’17), had a reading with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and premiered a violin concerto commissioned by Chicago-based violinist Owen Ruff. Outside of school, he premiered his cello quartet "The Things I Know” at the Zodiac Summer Music Academy and Festival in Valdeblore, France where he studied with Andrew List, and premiered his piece “Duet for Clarinet and Piano” with Acoustic Frontier in Brooklyn, NY. McVey is a recipient of the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award and is currently earning a Master’s degree studying with Du Yun at the Peabody Institute.