Angela Brenton Carter joined the TSO staff in Spring of 2013, after performing as clarinetist and bass clarinetist since 2007. In addition to the TSO, she regularly performs with Tulsa Camerata, Fort Smith Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, and Tulsa Opera Orchestras. A native of Nova Scotia, Canada, Angela recently relocated from Fort Smith, where she taught music theory at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for three years at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City. While completing her D.M.A. at the University of Oklahoma, Angela taught applied clarinet, clarinet pedagogy, music theory, and aural skills, and was assistant coordinator of the OU Clarinet Symposium from 2006 to 2010. She earned other degrees from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Wayne State University (Michigan) and Acadia University (Nova Scotia). Dr. Carter has performed at OU Clarinet Symposium and at the ClarinetFest® of the International Clarinet Association in Los Angeles (2011) and Atlanta (2006).
Other recent orchestral engagements include those with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Amici of New York at the OK Mozart festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Dearborn Symphony (Michigan) for two seasons and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, participating in the 2002 tour of Japan and Hong Kong under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Cultivating her interest in pedagogy, she regularly lectures on teaching effective practice habits, and was the editor of David Etheridge’s series of method books: A Practical Approach to the Clarinet. Dr. Carter frequently appears as a clinician and adjudicator at events in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and maintains a private clarinet studio in her home in Tulsa.