Cellist Adam Carter joined the faculty of U.Va's McIntire Department of Music in 2008. He currently teaches cello and chamber music at UVa and is principal cello of the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra. Previously, He played with the Madison Symphony Orchestra in Madison, Wisconsin. He has also won positions with the Akron Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic and Cedar Rapids Symphony, and performed with the Erie Philharmonic, Fairfax Symphony, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. An active teacher, Mr. Carter was adjunct professor of cello and bass at Ripon College (WIsconsin) and taught with the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra in Madison.
As a founding member of the Tarab Cello Ensemble, Adam travels the country playing new works for cello octet. The Ensemble was awarded a grant from the Howard Hanson Institute for American Music for its accomplishments in the creation and performance of contemporary music, a grant from the Foreman Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, and a grant from the Fromm Foundation. The Ensemble has recorded on Bridge Records and Albany Records. Mr. Carter is also a top prizewinner at the 1998 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
Adam grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and attended high school at the North Carolina School for the Arts. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, and received his doctoral degree from the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison. His principle teachers include Steven Doane, Rosemary Elliot, Robert Marsh, and Uri Vardi. .