Adjunct Professor of Music
D.M. in Music Performance & Literature, Indiana University
M.M. in Music Performance & Literature, Indiana University
B.M in Viola Performance, University of Western Ontario
Time at PHC: 2009 to present
Dr. McCormick teaches music theory and chamber music at PHC. He is also the orchestral director at Langley High School in Fairfax County, where he directs the largest high school string program in Virginia. His orchestras have received numerous local and national awards and have performed in Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall. He also directs the summer orchestral program at the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music.
Dr. McCormick specializes in the performance of the viola d'amore, an unusual baroque instrument with sympathetic strings. One of his performances was broadcast nationally by CBC radio. He has also performed as a viola d'amore soloist with the Richmond Symphony, with the Pennsylvania State University Baroque Orchestra, and for the annual National Cathedral performance of Bach's St. John Passion. An excerpt from his doctoral thesis was published in the Newsletter of the Viola d'Amore Society of America.
Dr. McCormick and his wife Rebekah live with their children in Loudoun County, Virginia.