Vincent Carr currently serves as National Councillor for Education for the American Guild of Organists as well as Director of Sacred Music at the parish of Our Lady of the Lake in Verona, New Jersey. Known for his versatility as a performer and collaborative musician. he works as a conductor, organist, pedagogue and composer/improviser. From concert hall to church, he has championed new music and the works of underrepresented composers in diverse and engaging concert programs.
As a professional organist and choral conductor, he has held organist and choirmaster posts at some of the nation’s most noteworthy churches and cathedrals. An experienced university professor for more than a decade, he most recently served as Associate Professor of Organ and Church Music in the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Bloomington). He also served on the faculties of Montclair State University and William Paterson University.
After earning undergraduate degrees in Organ Performance and Spanish language from Indiana University, Vince continued his graduate music studies at Yale University, where he was the recipient of numerous prizes from the faculty and in national organ competitions. His keen interest in the business aspect of being a career musician led him to undertake further graduate studies in business and personal finance at New York University. He holds the Associate and Choirmaster certificates from the American Guild of Organists.
Vince has served as musical director/conductor for the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in the United Kingdom, as well as the celebrity Irish singing group The Priests. His performance of Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb with the Richard Alston Dance Company (London) garnered critical acclaim in both the UK as well as New York City’s Fall for Dance Festival (2016).