Dr. Andrea McCrady

Andrea McCrady was appointed Dominion Carillonneur of the Peace Tower Carillon in 2008 and is an Adjunct Professor in carillon studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. Introduced to the carillon in 1971 at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, she studied at the carillon schools in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France on a post-graduate fellowship. During medical school at McGill University, Montreal, she was carillonneur at St. Joseph's Oratory, followed by her hospital residency in Toronto, where she played at the University of Toronto and the Canadian National Exhibition. From 1990-2008, she coordinated the carillon program at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, WA, where she also practiced family medicine. In 2008, she retired from medicine upon receiving a Bachelor of Music from the University of Denver. Dr. McCrady has served on the boards of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and the World Carillon Federation. When not at the carillon keyboard, she is out exploring the great Canadian outdoors by hiking, canoeing, and skiing.

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