Carrie McCormackStudent and Alumni Services Coordinator
Mary Pappert School of Music
Music, Room 3A
Education:Certificate, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
M.M., Carnegie Mellon University, 2015
B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 2013
Carrie McCormack has been working as Student and Alumni Services Coordinator for the Mary Pappert School of Music since 2019. Her responsibilities in Student Services include managing the Gig List, a program designed to connect community members with musicians for a wide variety of events, as well as the Student Job Board, where part-time jobs and internships are posted. She also compiles a weekly student informational email newsletter and assists with student wellness activities. On the alumni side, Carrie organizes the School of Music's homecoming events and highlights alumni success stories on the website.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Carrie began her musical journey at age 11, when she picked up the French horn and joined band. She earned her bachelor's degree in horn performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, studying with Randy Gardner, and then moved to Pittsburgh to continue her studies. She holds a Master of Music degree and an Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University, where her primary teachers were Stephen Kostyniak and William Caballero. Throughout her college years, she taught and worked as a staff member at Kendall Betts Horn Camp in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Carrie also maintains an active freelance horn career. She has performed with the Pittsburgh, Canton, Akron, Westmoreland, and Johnstown Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, Carrie is a member of The Brass Roots and has appeared with Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Aeolian Winds, Incidental Chamber Players, and Resonance Works. Carrie also served for over two years as Assistant Librarian of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.