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Jeffrey Carter

Jeffrey Carter

Jeffrey Carter

Jeffrey Richard Carter is Chair of the Department of Music at Webster University and Artistic Director of the St. Louis Gateway Men’s Chorus, positions that commenced in 2008.

A native of Kansas City, he is a versatile conductor and teacher whose performance experience and training ranges through nearly 1000 years of western musical tradition, and who has gained success with university ensembles, amateur choral groups, show choirs, volunteer church choirs, and festival choruses.  His performing and educational endeavors have taken him to the continents of Asia, South America, and Europe, in addition to the continental United States.  Dr. Carter led the Ball State University Singers for eight years, touring with that group to both North American coasts and throughout the People’s Republic of China in May 2005.

He is national chairman of the Youth and Student Activities Repertoire and Standards Committee for the American Choral Directors Association, and also a member of the national board of the Conductor’s Guild.  Recent engagements include all-state and other festival choruses in Alabama, Missouri, Alaska, and Indiana.  In previous years, Dr. Carter led three different ensembles in performance at state and regional music conventions, at the White House, and in tours to ten different states.  He was the North American jurist at the 21 Century International Choral Festival in Malaysia.  Dr. Carter participated in a month-long cultural exchange program to Brazil in 2001.

He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Kansas, and the Master of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Central Missouri.

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