Alex Carter is a professional musician located in East Central Indiana. Originally hailing from Metro Detroit, he began playing trumpet at age 10 and has never stopped. He is currently on faculty at Anderson University and Purdue University – Ft. Wayne. He previously taught trumpet at Ball State University to undergraduate music students of all majors, and was a member of the Da Camera Faculty Brass Quintet. Alex has a Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance from Oakland University and was awarded a Fellowship to attend The University of Michigan where he received Master’s degrees in Trumpet Performance and Chamber Music. While in Michigan he worked with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s education program, mentoring young orchestra musicians. Alex has also worked with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in their international exchange program, where he performed as principal trumpet of the International Youth Symphony Orchestra in concerts throughout Europe and worked with students in the orchestra and communities.
He has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Muncie Symphony, Marion Philharmonic and is a member of the Anderson Symphony. Not limiting himself to classical performing, Alex has played lead on several musicals including West Side Story, Les Miserable, Oklahoma, Guys ‘n’ Dolls, and Into the Woods. He also has worked in Indianapolis based recording studios for Hal Leonard and FJH publishing companies.
When not performing or teaching, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife Liz and their beagle, Hank, as they adventure all over the Midwest.