Vince Carr, MM, ChM, AAGO

Vince Carr 2020

Vince Carr, MM, ChM, AAGO

Workshop Presenter


Workshop – Your Chapter Can Create a Mentoring Program for Emerging Music Leaders
Convention Hotel
7/9/2020 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM


Vince Carr is Associate Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. In addition to teaching courses in organ and church music, he is widely known for his versatility and musicality as a performer.

As a soloist, he has championed the works of underrepresented composers and as a collaborative musician, he is perhaps the only organist to have performed with two of the world’s most renowned contemporary dance companies: Richard Alston in London and Alvin Ailey in New York City.

After earning undergraduate degrees in Organ Performance and Spanish from Indiana University, he continued his graduate music studies at Yale University. Currently, his areas of research include improvisation pedagogy and the organ music of Black composers, particularly Florence B. Price.

His long career as an organist has involved choirmaster and organist positions at some of the nation’s most noteworthy cathedrals, namely the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, and the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY. He has served as a musical director for the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival as well as the celebrity Irish singing group The Priests.

Known for his charisma as a conductor, he has conducted choirs in both sacred and secular space and served as a conducting fellow for the Grammy-nominated Voices of Ascension.

As a composer and improviser, he frequently provides original music in a variety of styles for vocal solo, chamber ensemble, mixed media art, and silent film.