Carter Eggers has been the Professor of Trumpet at Eastern Michigan University since 1967. His Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Dakota was followed by two years (1964-66) teaching instrumental music in the Iowa public schools. In 1967 he received the MM degree in trumpet performance from Ithaca College where he served as a graduate assistant and member of the Ithaca College Brass Quintet. He has done post-graduate work at the University of Michigan. His principal teachers have been Clifford P. Lillya, Frank Kaderabek, James Ode and Raymond T. DeVilbiss. He also studied briefly with Leonard B. Smith.
Throughout his years at Eastern Michigan University he has been an active recitalist, soloist, adjudicator and clinician. He is an honorary member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. He has soloed at the Midwestern Conference in Ann Arbor twice with the Eastern Michigan University bands and also with the Dexter and Redford Thurston High School Bands. He has performed as soloist with bands and orchestras at Eastern under the direction of Vincent Persichetti, Karel Husa and Daniel Pinkham. As a performer on the natural trumpet, he has appeared with various early music ensembles in both the United States and Canada. In 1992 he was a presenter for International Seminar for Music Education in Korea where he also held master classes and served as a clinician, recitalist and soloist.
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