Christine Carter

Associate Professor
Clarinet, Saxophone, and Performance Psychology

B. Mus (Western University)
M. Mus (McGill University)
D.M.A. (Manhattan School of Music)
Room: MU-2022
(709) 864-7481

Canadian clarinetist, Christine Carter, has appeared at prestigious venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Recent highlights include chamber music performances at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, Palffy Palace in Prague, the German Consulate in New York City, and a 6-concert tour of Germany with the Iris Trio. She has completed artist residencies at the Mozart Festival Würzburg (Germany), Málaga Clásica festival (Spain), Shenzhen International Woodwind Festival (China), and five seasons with the Dark by Five interarts ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music in Newfoundland.

Carter has also performed extensively as an orchestral musician, including engagements with the New World Symphony, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, YouTube Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Castleton Festival Orchestra, and as a substitute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. She has appeared under the batons of some of the world’s finest conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, Fabio Luisi, and Pablo Heras-Casado, as well as in concert with Academy Award winners, Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons.

Carter is currently pursuing research on effective music practice strategies in collaboration with Dr. Jessica Grahn and Dr. Jonathan De Souza at Western University. This research has led to article commissions from a variety of publications, including the Bulletproof Musician and Strad Magazine, and invitations to give workshops at institutions around the world. She presented her most recent work at the International Symposium on Performance Science in Kyoto, Japan and at the International Symposium in Learning and Teaching Music in the Twenty-First Century in Montréal, Québec.

Carter holds a Bachelor of Music from Western University, a Master of Music from McGill University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music, where she taught the Woodwind Lab for four years. She is Assistant Professor of Single Reeds at Memorial University in St. John's, Canada.