Faculty Profile: George Carpten
Dr. George Carpten, IV, currently serves as Lecturer of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University where he teaches Applied Trumpet, Music Appreciation, and directs the NKU Brass Choir. Previously, he served on the faculties at Penn State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Trumpet and Jazz Studies.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his Bachelor’s of Music from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He earned his Master's of Music from The Pennsylvania State University and his D.M.A. in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2016.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Carpten maintains an active performing schedule and has played with many professional ensembles in both the orchestral and jazz/commercial settings that include: The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Original Farm League Jazz Band, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and the American Wind Symphony.
His main teachers include Dr. Cathy Leach, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, Dr. Scott Belck, Alan Siebert, and Phil Collins. Additional studies with Vance Thompson, Chris Kiradjieff, and Matt Ernst.
Dr. Carpten is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
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