Who is Delany McCarthy?
Delany McCarthy is a gospel singer- songwriter, arranger, composer, clinician and vocal coach. He hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica where he was much involved in the performing arts and music as a whole. His love and drive for music began at the tender age of 4, inspired by his mother’s gift of song.
In 2007, he moved to the United States of America where he excelled in music receiving numerous awards and recognition throughout his educational matriculations. Delany attended Watkins High School where he was an active member of the music department participating in concert choir, show choir, and the chamber singers. He was also active outside of school involved in numerous honor choirs, the most notable being the Maryland All-State Senior Mixed Chorus. Delany was privileged to be one of a select few nominees to be in the Sounds of America National Chorus and has received two “Golden Voice Awards” at Watkins Mill High School and other awards and accolades outside of school. He utilized his talents performing at venues such as the People’s White House Vigil for Aretha Franklin; at the governor’s mansion for former Governor Martin O’Malley; at the People’s White House Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his birthday; and timely protest in front of the White House and around the DMV area promoting peace and harmony between former President Obama and the Congress of the United States. Being a part of the Watkins Mill Chamber Singers gave Delany the opportunity to perform for and meet former President of the United States Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama in 2011.
Currently, he is studying vocal performance and pedagogy at the historic Oakwood University and was a member of the world-renowned choir The Aeolians of Oakwood University. God has allowed and blessed him to perform for/with numerous artists such as Kim Burrell, Richard Smallwood, Cece Winans, Cassadee Pope, Gerald Clayton, Take 6, Virtue, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music, Anthony Brown and Shirley Caesar to name a few. Delany seeks to do Gods will at all cost, furthering God’s message and hope of salvation with the gift God birthed in him. His daily prayer is that God continues to bless, lead and guide him on the right path where excellence is personified, and God is glorified.