Benjamin Carter (b. 2000) is a composer, conductor, pianist, and vocalist who is currently pursuing an M.M. in Choral Conducting at the University of Louisville. Carter received his B.M. in Music Composition from the University of Louisville in 2023, and his primary instructors included Drs. Marc Satterwhite and Steve Rouse in Composition, Dr. Anna Petrova in piano, and Prof. Erin Keesy in voice. Currently, his primary master instructors include Drs. Won Joo Ahn and Kent Hatteberg in Choral Conducting and a continuation of studies with Prof. Erin Keesy in voice. At the University of Louisville, Benjamin also works as a Music Theory Graduate Teaching Assistant, serving as the instructor of record for multiple theory courses offered by the School of Music.

Carter’s compositions have been premiered by a variety of professional ensembles, university ensembles, high school ensembles, and even church choirs. In 2021, his choral piece A Winter Night was recognized as the most outstanding composition from a collegiate student by the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and his vocal music is featured in North Star Music’s Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs, an anthology dedicated to curating leading vocal music by contemporary American composers. Carter is also in demand as an accompanist and solo pianist, regularly accompanying vocalists and playing in churches as well as concert halls, where he has a particular affinity for performing music by fellow living composers. Carter is a proud member of the internationally-renowned Cardinal Singers under the direction of Dr. Kent Hatteberg, where he has sung Baritone since 2019. Carter also regularly sings in the Christ Church United Methodist Chancel Choir under the direction of Dr. Dan Blosser, and occasionally fills in on piano and leads sectionals from the conductor’s podium. Carter is always interested in new commission opportunities or collaborations as a conductor, pianist, or vocalist, and he can be contacted at bcarterkyus@gmail.com, or through the Contact Form on his website: https://benjamincarter-music.com/get-in-touch/.