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.