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Music educator

Jeffrey Richard Carter, music educator. Named Student Organization Outstanding Leader, Ball State University, 2005; grantee Enriching the Four-Year Choral Experience, Lilly Foundation/Ball State University, 2003-2005.


Carter, Jeffrey Richard was born on July 17, 1961 in New Orleans. Son of Vincent Richard Carter and F. Marie Blocher.


Master of Arts, University Central Missouri, Warrensburg, 1996. Doctor in Musical Arts, University Kansas, Lawrence, 2000.


Owner Carter Studios, Blue Springs, Missouri, 1989—1999. Musical director The Jacomo Chorale, 1990—1999. Assistant professor music Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Kentucky, 1999—2000.

Associate professor music performance. Director University singers Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2000—2008, coordinator undergraduate programs in music, 2004—2006, associate director School Music, 2006—2008. Chair department music Webster University, St. Louis, since 2008.

Artistic director Gateway Men's Chorus, since 2008. Youth and student activities chairman American Choral Directors Association (National), Oklahoma City, 2005—2010. Board member National Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Kansas City, 2008—2010, National Conductors Guild, since 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Composer: (choral composition) Phos Hilaron (Opus Award (Missouri Choral Directors Association), 1999), The Oxen, Anglican Burial Sentences, Prayer for Peace, Eight Musical Insults. Contributor articles public to professional journal.


Artistic director American International Choral Festival, St. Louis, 2010. Choirmaster Grace Episcopal Church, Muncie, Indiana, 2002—2005, senior warden, 2007—2008. Director music 1st Presbyterian Church, Lawrence, Kansas, 1997—1999.

Member of National Association Teachers Singing, Vaughan Williams Society, Elgar Society, Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Director Association (divisional board member 2004-2005, National Student Chapter of Year 2005), Herbert Howells Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (honorary).


Vincent Richard Carter

F. Marie Blocher