The Middlebury College Department of Music announces:
Information about the 2012 Alan Carter Chamber Music Competition will appear here soon.
About Alan Carter:
Alan Carter's music career in Vermont spanned some forty years. In 1934 he founded the Vermont State Symphony Orchestra, which was later to bcome the nation's first official state symphony with a legislative appropriation. That same year he married Barbara Kent, daughter of noted artist Rockwell Kent. During World War II, Carter served as captain in the U.S. Army and was in charge of an Army orchestra. Having joined the Middlebury College faculty as a music instructor in 1939, he rose to become full professor and chairman of the music department in 1959, a position he held until retirement ten years later. While there, he founded and presided over the Middlebury College Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center, Inc., both of which later transfered to Bennington College and finally, Johnson State College. Despite these duties, Mr. Carter found time to guest-conduct for many orchestras, including the Hartford (Conn.) Symphony and the Boston Pops.