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Devan McCarthy

Dix Hills , NY, USA

Style & Level

High School
Class of 2024

Highlights & Awards

  • Second Place Winner (Opera Aria Repertoire, 2020 American Protégé International Competition (Carnegie Hall – Solo Opera Aria Performance, Winners Recital)
  • Second-Round Placement (Classical HS Division, 2020 Classical Singer Music Vocal Competition)
  • All-State NYSSMA Mixed Chorus (2022)
  • NYSCAME All-County Mixed chorus (2022)
  • Semi-finalist, Classical Voice, Music International Grand Prix competition 2022
  • Honorable Mention, International Classical Voice Competition, Asian American Music Society 2022
  • Level 6 A+ All-State Certification in Voice (New York State School Music Association, NYSSMA) 2022, 2023
  • Regional competitor, Schmidt Vocal Arts, Classical Voice, 2021
  • Second prize; National Association of Teachers of Singing; Lower High School Classical Division. 2020
  • Musical Excellence Award, All-County Musician; Division II Chorus; Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) 2021
  • Hunting-Tony Award for Best Male Vocalist (NY)
  • Member Opera America & Tri-M Honor Society
  • ____
  • The Magic Flute, First Priest, Aaron Copland School of Music, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College
  • (2023)
  • Caro Mio Ben, Solo, Carnegie Hall, NY (2022)
  • O del Mio amato ben, Solo, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College (2022)
  • Nina, Solo, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College (2021)
  • Were You Not to Ko-Ko Plightet, Duet, LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College (2021)
  • Wedding Guests Chorus/ Lucia, Chorus, Queens Summer Vocal Institute, (2022)
  • Cigarette Chorus / Carmen, Chorus, Queens Summer Vocal Institute, (2022)
  • The Marriage of Figaro, Chorus, Queens Summer Vocal Institute, (2021)


Devan McCarthy, tenor is an up and coming classical vocal artist that has already shown a tremendous amount of promise for such a young talent. A native Long Island resident, Devan is currently in the 12th grade at Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, NY.

In 2023, Devan made his opera debut as the First Priest in The Magic Flute at Aaron Copland School of Music LeFrak Concert Hall. In 2022, Devan made his Carnegie Hall debut as a prize winner in the American Protege International Vocal Competition. Devan has also been the recipient of other numerous vocal awards and recognitions for his age category including the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA), Classical Singer Vocal Competition and winner of Both the Best Male Vocalist & Best Actor Award in the 2021 Hunting-Tony Awards. Devan has also received consistent outstanding Evaluations from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA).

Devan participates in the prestigious ArtsBride, Queens Summer Vocal Institute (QSVI), and Met Opera Guild summer intensives for High School Classical Singers and performs Art Songs, & operatic scenes. He is currently under the vocal tutelage of sopranos Dr Sherry Overholt and Jennifer Grimaldi Toohey.

As an actor, Devan was recently inducted into the National Thespian Society and is a student in the Young Actors Program at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute where he focuses on method acting & Shakespeare. As a Musical Theater Performer, Devan has had the pleasure of participating in the Broadway Artists Alliance of NY Program and worked in masterclasses with acclaimed artists including Norm Lewis & Derek Klena.

Devan has also performed numerous leading roles in school and community Theater & Musical Theater productions including Merrily We Roll Along, Aladdin, Newsies, Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Sweeney Todd & The Last Ship, among others. In addition to his vocal & acting studies, Devan has achieved a national rating in Fencing (Sabre weapon) and has received High School Varsity Honors.