Carter is Professor of Music at St. Olaf
College. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota,
and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Carter's
cello teachers include Robert Jamieson, Gary Hoffman, Janos
blind as a result of the retinal disease
choroideremia, Dr. Carter maintains an active performing and
He is cellist of the Melius Trio, Artistic Director of the
Festival, and recently served as Cello Editor for the Minnesota
Association newsletter, StringNotes. Dr. Carter has served as
Cellist of the Wichita Symphony, performing as soloist with that
addition to the Minnesota Orchestra under Neville Marriner and
the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
been on the faculty of Wichita State University, as well as the
Music Center and currently the Red Lodge Music Festival and the
Summer Music Camp.
can be heard on two recordings on the Centaur label, in “3
Solo Cello” by Phillip Rhodes and works by Amy Beach, and on the
Limestone label with the Melius Trio in trios by Mendelssohn,
and Peter Hamlin. He performs on either an instrument by G. B.
Ceruti (1810, Cremona) or by David
Folland (2008, Northfield, MN.)