Jeremy McCoy, Assistant Principal Double Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, joined the Manhattan School of Music faculty in 2008. Active as both soloist and chamber musician, he has performed as recitalist for the International Society of Bassists, CBC Radio, and at Lincoln Center, and as concerto soloist at the National Arts Centre, with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician Mr. McCoy has collaborated with many distinguished artists, performing at Bargemusic and at international festivals including Marlboro, Banff, Kneisel Hall, Grand Tetons, Bowdoin, and Lake Tahoe Summerfest.
Mr. McCoy began studying double bass in his native Ottawa, Canada. With the assistance of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, he continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. At age twenty, Mr. McCoy won a position with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra. The following season he joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Mr. McCoy was a founding member of the new music groups Sequitur and Ensemble Sospeso and appeared regularly with Speculum Musicae, giving premiere performances of chamber works by many important contemporary composers.
As a studio session player, Mr. McCoy has performed on an extensive list of motion picture and television soundtracks and has recorded with a diverse group of popular artists. His own solo recordings, Dialogues with Double Bass (2005) and Baroque Legacy (2012) have garnered popular and critical acclaim.
Mr. McCoy also teaches at Columbia University and is chamber music and orchestral coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. He has presented master classes throughout the United States, in Canada and Japan and has contributed articles to Strings magazine.