Dr. Alan Carr is on faculty at Bates College, the University of Maine at Augusta, and New England Music Camp. At Bates, he directs the applied music program and the concert series, directs the brass ensemble, and teaches low brass. Previously, he was on the music faculty at Concordia University Wisconsin.
Dr. Carr has performed with the Alabama, Baltimore, Dubuque, Hartford, and Portland Symphony Orchestras, the American Brass Quintet, the Isthmus Brass Ensemble, the King’s Brass, and Ensemble Connect of Carnegie Hall. He performed at the 2016 and 2018 International Trombone Festivals and has also been an adjudicator for the Yaxley International Solo Competition. Dr. Carr is a member of the Southeast Trombone Symposium Professors Choir which comprises 30 professional performers and professors from across the United States. He can be heard on ten recordings available on the Albany, Naxos, Summit and Peer 2 record labels. Dr. Carr is an advocate for new music and enjoys working with composers to generate compositions for trombone. In 2015, he assembled the first-ever bass trombone consortium to commission the Kleinhammer Sonata for bass trombone and piano by John Stevens. The consortium commission is backed by musicians in the Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Metropolitan Opera, National, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, among several others. Dr. Carr is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (BM), The Juilliard School (MM), Yale University (AD), and, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (DMA), where he was a Paul J. Collins Distinguished Fellow.