Master of Music
A native Texan, McCaryn Bourgeois was raised in Austin and began her musical journey at The University of Texas String Project, studying with Mr. Ken Pruitt and Dr. Karla Hamelin. She continued her early training with the Austin Youth Orchestra as the principal cellist for five years, which included performances alongside the Austin Symphony Orchestra. In the spring of 2015, Ms. Bourgeois earned her Bachelor’s of Music Performance degree from Texas Christian University as a Chancellor’s Scholar of Music. She graduated from TCU and the John V. Roach Honors College with Departmental Honors in music and the distinction of Magna Cum Laude.
Ms. Bourgeois has received numerous awards and scholarships for her musicianship and academics across the US. She has had the privilege to play for artists such as Alban Gerhardt, Ralph Kirshbaum, Cynthia Roberts, Fred Sherry and David Ying, among others. During the summer, she has studied at the Summit Music Festival, the Clear Creek Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, the Lev Aronson Legacy Festival and most recently, the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, TX.
Ms. Bourgeois resides in Fort Worth and maintains a small private cello studio while also playing with local orchestras such as the San Angelo Symphony and the Dallas Pops Orchestra. She is a Master’s of Music student and Graduate Assistant at Texas Christian University, studying under the instruction of Dr. Jesús Castro-Balbi.