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Joey Carter

Texas Christian University
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Joey Carter teaches music theory, ear training, jazz history, jazz improvisation, private lessons in percussion and jazz paino, and directs a jazz ensemble at Texas Christian University. In the 2004-2005 academic year Carter was the Interim Assistant Director of Jazz Studies and the Director of Music Technology at the University of Texas at Arlington, but then returned to T.C.U. in 2005 . He has also taught at Tarleton State University, Weatherford College, Tarrant County College, and high schools and junior high schools as a private instructor. Carter has been on the faculty of the Yamaha Sounds of Summer camps at T.C.U., the University of Texas at Arlington's Summer Jazz Camp and the Texas All-Star Jazz Camp. He is active as a clinician and a guest artist, making recent appearances at TMEA (2005 with Tim Ishii), PAS Day of Percussion at Tarleton State University, and many North Texas area schools.

Carter performs as a jazz vibraphonist, drumset artist, percussionist, jazz pionist, organist, and arranger. He appears regularly with Johnny Reno and the Hustlers, Brad Thompson and his Undulating Band, the Fort Worth Symphony Big Band, as a solo artist, and as a recording session musician. Recent album releases he appeared on include Brad Thompson (percussion) Love's Bitter Rage by guitarist James Himkle (vibraphone, piano, organ) and two children's album by Mark Burrows (drums, percussion, piano). Carter is a member of and composer for the original jazz group Bertha Coolidge whose debut release Live at the Caravan of Dreams 030201 won Album of the Year in the 2002 Fort Worth weekly music awards. He has been a featured soloist at the Umbria Jazz Festival, and festivals, North Sea Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Pori Jazz Festival, and festivals in Copenhagen, Salzburg, Verbier, and Budapest. Carter has also arranged for movies (including Spy Kids 3D), drumlines, big band, musicals (including Richard Sherman's Little Old Broadway), and popular music projects.

Carter received his Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance at Texas Christian University in May of 2000 and B.M.E. from the Univeristy of Texas at Arlington in 1991.