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Adam Christopher Carter

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Music
Office location and address
Old Cabell 212
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

Cellist Adam Carter maintains an active career as a recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher.  Recent engagements include recitals and chamber music performances at UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, the University of Virginia, Randolph College, Bridgewater College and Hampden-Sydney College.

Dr. Carter is currently the principal cellist of the Charlottesville Symphony and has performed with the Richmond Symphony, Madison Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Erie Philharmonic and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.

A top prizewinner at the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Dr. Carter continues to enjoy a rich and diverse career playing chamber music.  He currently performs with the Rivanna String Quartet, Artemis Duo and the Virginia Sinfonietta.  A founding member of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, Dr. Carter traveled the country playing new works for cello octet. The ensemble‚Äôs accolades include grants from the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music for its accomplishments in the performance and creation of contemporary American music, the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts and the Fromm Foundation. The Ensemble has recorded on Bridge Records and Albany Records.

As a teacher, Dr. Carter is on the faculty at the University of Virginia as Lecturer in Cello.  Prior to his appointment at U.Va, he was adjunct professor of cello and bass at Ripon College in Wisconsin.  Dr. Carter grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended high school at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He received his Bachelors degree and Masters degree with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, and completed his Doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal teachers include Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliot, Robert Marsh and Uri Vardi. 

MUPF 2140: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 2141: Performance (Strings)
Credits: 1
Individual instruction in musical performance. Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUPF 2110-2181 may be repeated as often as desired, but no more than eight performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College. (S) There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUPF 3140: Advanced Performance (Strings)
Credits: 2
Individual instruction in musical performance. Details available here, including prerequisites: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/performance/privatelessons/index.html. May be repeated as often as desired, but no more than 16 performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College, with an additional 4 available for Distinguished Majors. There is an additional fee for private lessons. Please contact the McIntire Department of Music for information.
MUSI 3332: Musicianship I
Credits: 2
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUSI 3334: Musicianship II
Credits: 2
Lab course providing practical experience with many aspects of musical perception and performance, such as accurate vocal production of pitch, musical memory, identification of intervals and rhythmic patterns, and uses of notation in dictation and sight-singing. Students entering this sequence take a test to determine the appropriate level of their first course. Students enrolled in MUSI 3310, 3320 or 4331 have priority; course open to other students as space permits. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
MUEN 3610: Orchestra
Credits: 2
Orchestra Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUEN 3630: Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1–2
Chamber Ensemble Prerequisite: Instructor permission by audition. Note: Because the subject matter changes each semester, courses numbered MUEN 3600-3690 may be repeated for credit, but no more than sixteen performance credits may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree in the College.
MUPF 3950: Performance Concentration I
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: One semester of MUPF credit and audition required. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 3960: Performance Concentration II
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration. Prerequisite: MUPF 3950. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 4950: Performance Concentration III
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 3960. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.
MUPF 4960: Performance Concentration IV
Credits: 2
Performance Instruction for students in the Music Performance Concentration Prerequisite: MUPF 4950. Student must simultaneously register for MUSI 4950: Performance Concentration Seminar.