BIO

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Siobhan Beasley Photography

Cody McVey (b. 1996) 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) and 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.