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McCarty, Brian

Brian McCarty

Associate Principal French Horn

Brian McCarty joined the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in 1980, and has been a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 1977.

Having grown up in the Bay Area, Brian is a product of local school music programs and youth orchestras, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He was able to participate in the College of Marin Band, Orchestra and Opera productions in high school as well. He went on to attend California State University at Hayward, and has studied with Jerry Merrill, Ralph Hotz, A. David Krehbiel and David Sprung.

Brian has been a member of the Anchor Chamber Players, the Marin Symphony and has freelanced with many of the Bay Area's fine chamber and orchestral ensembles.

Brian and Colleen, his wife, have three children. They all enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and heading to the beach.