Style: Opera; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Assistant Professor of Voice
Bio: Tenor, scholar, and pedagogue Marquese Carter has distinguished himself as a force for change in the world of classical music. Dr. Carter’s research on the art songs of Florence Price has been featured in numerous forums including the Society for American Music conference and the New York Times. Carter serves as President of the International Florence Price Festival and has plans to create critical editions of Price’s song catalogue in the near future.
An active singer, Carter has performed works ranging from Bach cantatas to new music premieres throughout the U.S. He has collaborated with the Indiana State University Percussion Ensemble in debut performances of Florence Price art songs arranged for percussion. He has performed guest lecture recitals centering on African American music at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Maryland-College Park. Carter served as a Stern Fellow at Songfest, and sang with Kentucky Opera’s Educational Outreach Company in February 2018. Carter will be a featured scholar and performer on two segments of American Music TV (Brooklyn College, NY) this fall!
Dr. Carter is entering his second year as a member of the faculty at Georgia Southern University. Last year, he founded the Celebration of African American Music which provides opportunities for students to explore works by African American composers. Carter’s students have been accepted to regional young artist programs and have won their categories at Southeast Regional NATS Auditions. In 2019, Dr. Carter participated in the prestigious 2019 NATS Teaching Intern Program at the New England Conservatory.
Dr. Carter holds the following degrees:
• Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Louisville, cum laude (2012)
• Master of Music in Voice Pedagogy and Performance magna cum laude, Westminster Choir College (2014)
• Doctor of Music in Voice and Music Literature, Indiana University (2018)
Voice Type: Tenor
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Gospel; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program