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Vincent Carr is an organist, conductor and composer based in the New York City Metropolitan area. He currently serves as Associate Organist & Choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, New York. Since 2009, Mr. Carr has been an adjunct professor at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. A graduate of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, Mr. Carr studied organ performance with Martin Jean, improvisation with William Porter and Jeffrey Brillhart and choral conducting with Jeffrey Douma. Vince has received both the Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and the Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Spanish from Indiana University (Bloomington). While attending Indiana University, he studied organ with Larry Smith, harpsichord with Elisabeth Wright and improvisation and church music with John Schwandt and Marilyn Keiser.

Known for his versatility as a performer, Mr. Carr leads an eclectic musical career with interests in chamber music, musical theater, contemporary American music, church music, global popular music & songwriting. He has been an award winner in several national performance and improvisation competitions and is in high demand as a clinician, lecturer and performer. From 2006-2013, he served as the Associate Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, one of the largest gothic cathedrals in the Americas. He has performed and studied throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America (including the Republic of Cuba).  Mr. Carr is an Associate and Choirmaster of the American Guild of Organists and studied composition at La Schola Cantorum de Paris. For more information as well as multimedia items, please visit vincecarrmusic.com