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Northwest Missouri State University

Monty Carter

Monty Carter



101/109 Fine Arts


660.562.1346 (fax)

Personal Website

Joined Northwest in 2010



  • Master of Music; Louisiana State University School of Music
  • Bachelor of Music; University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music & Dance

Courses Taught

  • Orchestra
    • Applied Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Bass
  • String Methods

Academic Interests

  • Symphonic Literature
  • Pedagogy & Conducting
  • String Music Literature & Pedagogy
  • Music Composition

Scholarly Activity

  • Kansas Music Educators Association: All-State Honors Orchestra Viola Audition Presentation, Nov. 2011
  • Current Adjunct Professor of Strings, William Jewell College (since 2000)
  • Current Co-Conductor, The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City (since 2004)
  • Compositions commissioned by The Greater Kansas City Japan Festival: Sakura for Koto & Orchestra (2009); Hanataba for Chamber Orchestra (2010)

Other Professional Experiences

Current professional music performance engagements:

  • Violinist & Violist, The Kansas City Baroque Consortium (since 2008)
  • Concertmaster, Heritage Philharmonic, Jackson County, Mo. (since 2005)
  • Violist, Lawrence Chamber Orchestra, Ks. (since 2007)
  • Principal Violist, Liberty Symphony, William Jewell College (since 2000)
  • Principal Violist, Saint Joseph Symphony (since 1998)
  • Freelance violist, Kansas City Symphony (since 1997)
  • Private instructor, The Carray Music Studio: violin, viola & chamber ensembles (since 1997)

Presentations/educational programs in this capacity:

  • Summer String Paradise: private string instruction, group recitals and guest presenters (2007-2009)
  • The Orch Asylum: introduction to symphonic literature for jr. high & high school students (1998-2000)
  • Jake & Sandy's Violin & Viola Club: private instruction & chamber music for elementary through high school string students (1997-1999)