India Carney

BKCM ALUMNA

Growing up with her parents and younger sister in multicultural Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY native India Carney was inspired by music very early in life.  With perseverance and dedication to the art, Carney benefitted considerably. Enriched daily by cultural influences, Brooklyn became Carney’s classroom as the young homeschooler naturally embraced the basic fundamentals of learning from educators of Brooklyn’s museums, libraries, parks and recreation, public schools and community based organizations.  After having participated in local Mommy & Me group music classes in her hometown, by age 2-1/2 Carney demonstrated a strong interest which motivated her parents to enroll her in the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s inaugural program “Songs, Sounds, Leaps & Bound”.  During that time Carney not only learned how to play percussion instruments but created music as well.  Her involvement with the Conservatory later led her to continue in its programs studying classical flute by age 5 and playing in the P.S. 321 Band until age 11.  From then on Carney was steadfast in pursuing her love for music as she entered community choirs, musical theater productions, private flute, piano and voice lessons, music conservatories, music and performing arts public schools, and music competitions throughout her education, including college.


Ms. Carney is a multi-talented performing artist and vocalist with “a voice of gold” as reported by MStars News. Her mezzo-soprano voice shines as a gifted and versatile artist singing a wide range of musical genres from opera to musical theater to pop. Carney is a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and YoungArts Winner in Voice & Theater. Along with her fellow YoungArts alumni, Carney featured a performance for the 2015 Americans for the Arts National Awards performing Lady Gaga songs in front of Lady Gaga.  NY Times Op-ed columnist David Brooks wrote, “As India Carney’s voice rose and swooped during the incredible anthemic versions of her [Lady Gaga] dance hits, Gaga sat enraptured”.  While a college senior, Carney turned what was once a dream into reality when she sang alongside Grammy-award winner Christina Aguilera and American pop singer Jason Derulo as one of the Top 5 on NBC’s ‘The Voice”.  Among Carney’s other accomplishments are her performances at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NYC’s Apollo Theater, California’s Rose Bowl, Miami’s Betsy A Cappella Festival and Montana’s Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival.  She appeared on Fox LA Studio 11, NY Live NBC TV, Access Hollywood, and Brooklyn News 12. Carney graduated with distinction from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) earning her B.A. in Music and Music Industry Minor.