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musician

Alan Carter, musician. Recipient Alice M. Ditson conductor’s award Columbia University, 1968; Government's award for excellence in the arts Vermont Council on Arts, 1972. member musical faculty Middlebury College, 1939-1969, chairman music department, 1955-1969; Served as captain United States Army, music officers Headquarters 4th Service Commanded, Atlanta, 1942-1944.

Background

Carter, Alan was born on July 29, 1904 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Herbert Swift and Mabel (Pettit) Carter.

Education

Student Taft School, Watertown, Connecticut, 1920-1922, Mannes Music School, New York City, 1922-1923, Conservatory of Music, Cologne, Germany, 1923-1924. Doctor of Music (honorary), University Vermont, 1955.

Career

Musician, 1923-1975; founder, conductor Vermont State Symphony Orchestra. Member musical faculty Middlebury College, 1939-1969, chairman music department, 1955-1969. Music director Vermont Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc.

Director Composers’ Conference and Chamber Music Center, Middlebury College, 1946-1950, Bennington (Vermont) College, 1950-1972, Johnson State College, 1972-1974. President, director Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of East, Bennington College, 1975.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on music and music education.

Membership

Member musical faculty Middlebury College, 1939-1969, chairman music department, 1955-1969. Served as captain United States Army, music officers Headquarters 4th Service Commanded, Atlanta, 1942-1944.

Connections

Married Marianne Townsend, May 18, 1926.; married second, Barbara Kent, July 7, 1934. Children: Joan Pettit, Alan Peter.

father:
Herbert Swift Carter

mother:
Mabel (Pettit) Carter

spouses:
Marianne Townsend

Barbara Kent

children:
Joan Pettit Carter

Alan Peter Carter