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Class of 2019 Brick Holder: Abby McCarthy ’19

Abby McCarthy is a Studio Composition major in the Conservatory of Music. 

Originally from the small town of Bangor, Maine, McCarthy has been passionately involved in student leadership opportunities during her time at Purchase College, and she’s motivated by helping others, practicing kindness and patience, and advocating for compassion and understanding above all else. In her spare time, she arranged and conducted the full-length, student-composed song cycle, To Be Heard, played in (quite a few!) student-led bands, and recorded and released her debut album, Ready or Not. She plans to continue writing, recording, and performing music all over the country after graduation.