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Musical Leadership

Dr. Daniel Roihl

Music Director

Dr. Daniel Roihl has spent a quarter of a century sharing his infectious passion for the musical arts with audiences, students, and collaborators of all ages and experience levels. As a conductor and clinician, he has led choral and instrumental ensembles in community, church, and scholastic settings throughout New England and Southern California. While serving on the faculties of Scripps College, Deerfield Academy, USC, and World Mission University, he has taught courses in conducting, choral literature, and music theory. Also in demand as a countertenor, he has been featured in several operas, at early music festivals in Bloomington (IN) and Corona del Mar (CA), and on soundtracks for the 2007 film I Am Legend and the 2016 video game Final Fantasy XV. Despite an active solo career, however, he has continuously remained devoted to and engaged in ensemble performance. Also an active and published choral composer, he has fulfilled commissions for Boston’s Youth Pro Musica, the Royal School of Church Musicians, several churches, and the installation of a past Harvard President. Roihl holds a B.A. from Harvard, an M.M. from Yale, and a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California. When not making music, he enjoys hiking the White Mountains with his wife Becky, tutoring high school students, and working as a Software Engineer.


Justin McCarthy

Accompanist

Justin has worked as an accompanist and teacher in the greater Boston area for over 20 years. Currently, he serves as collaborative pianist for the Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance at Plymouth State University. Justin has given recitals in New York, Boston, Houston, Dallas, Ireland, and the Czech Republic. As conductor, his recent productions have included Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wedding Singer, Jacques Brel, Godspell, Little Women, Offenbach ’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Carmina Burana. Dr. McCarthy ’s music is published by GIA Publications, Inc. He has appeared in recital with violinist Elliott Markow, clarinetist Stephanie Ratte Jenkins, and sopranos Donna Lombardo & Emily Jaworski. Recently, Justin has collaborated with conductor, Dan Perkins on concert versions of “Parade,” and “Ragtime.” He received his Bachelor & Master’s degrees from Rice University, and his Doctorate from Boston University. His teachers have included Paul Cooper, Robert Roux, Bruce MacCombie, and Lukas Foss. Dr. McCarthy has performed in masterclasses with Richard Goode and Abbey Simon, and coached with John Perry. In addition to maintaining an active teaching studio, Justin runs performance workshops, and is the staff accompanist at the Manchester Community Music School. He currently serves as music director and organist of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, NH.