Stewart Carter, Chair and Professor, 1982 –


Phone: (336) 758-5106
Office: M310 Scales Fine Arts Center

Stewart Carter is Executive Editor of the Historic Brass Society Journal and former Editor of Historical Performance, the journal of Early Music America. He is also General Editor of Bucina: The Historic Brass Society Series. He has edited two collections of essays, A Performer’s Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music (New York: Schirmer
Books, 1997) and Perspectives in Brass Scholarship: Proceedings of the International Early Brass Symposium, Amherst 1995(Stuyvesant, NY:Pendragon, 1997). He has contributed articles to Early Music, Performance Practice Review, Historical Performance, Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society, Historic Brass Society Journal, A Performer’s Guide to Renaissance Music, Alta Musica, The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Barocco padano, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edn., and Women Composers through the Ages. He has edited two volumes of the music of Isabella Leonarda for the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era(Madison, WI: A-R Editions). Awards include the Christopher Monk Award from the Historic Brass Society, the Frances Densmore Prize from the American Musical Instrument Society, the Clifford Bevan Award from the International Tuba and Euphonium Society, and the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Teaching from Wake Forest University. He recently completed his second term as President of the American Musical Instrument Society.
Carter is an active performer on recorder and sackbut. He has performed throughout the United States as well is in Europe and Taiwan. In 2000 and again in 2006 he was guest lecturer and early music ensemble coach at National Sun-Yat Sen University in Taiwan. He has taught early wind instruments at early music workshops throughout the United States, including the Amherst Early Music Festival/Workshop, the San Francisco Early Music Society Renaissance Workshop, and the Mideast Recorder Workshop. He received the PhD degree in musicology from Stanford University. Carter teaches music theory and music history, at Wake Forest, and also directs the Collegium Musicum.