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Warrick L. Carter

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
College President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons Except Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Martin
Favorite Quote:
I've Got It. Do You Know What I Mean?

Birthplace

Born:
5/6/1942
Birth Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator
College President

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
All Seasons Except Winter
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Martin
Favorite Quote:
I've Got It. Do You Know What I Mean?

Birthplace

Born:
5/6/1942
Birth Location:
Charlottesville
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Biography

Warrick Carter was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 6, 1942, the second of four children. Attending Tennessee State University in Nashville, Carter earned a B.S. in music education in 1964, followed by advanced study in percussion at the Blair Academy of Music at TSU from 1964 to 1965. Carter earned his master's degree in music from Michigan State University in 1966, and a Ph.D. in music education from the school in 1970.

Carter began his career in education in 1964, teaching instrumental music and working as the band director at Alton Park Junior High in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1966, he became an assistant professor of music at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. In 1971, Carter was selected to be one of the inaugural leaders of Governors State University in Park Forest, Illinois, as a professor of music. Carter was promoted to the position of coordinator of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts in 1976, and in 1979, to division chairman. In 1984, Carter was hired as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. After twelve years at Berklee, Carter became the director of entertainment arts for Walt Disney Entertainment, where he was responsible for managing all internship programs, education and performance opportunities for college students at all of Disney's global parks. Carter was hired by Columbia College of Chicago as president in 2000.

Carter wrote extensively about music, as well as performed at such venues as the 7th Annual International Jazz Festival in Montreaux, Switzerland. In 1996, Carter was inducted into the International Jazz Educators Hall of Fame. That same year, Walt Disney established a scholarship in his name. He was listed in Who's Who in Black America and served on a number of boards of directors, including the International House of Blues Foundation and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Carter and his wife, Laurel, lived in Chicago.

Carter passed away on July 15, 2017 at age 75.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Warrick Carter's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter lists his favorites, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter lists his favorites, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter describes his maternal grandmother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter describes his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter talks about African American composer Harry T. Burleigh
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter describes his mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Warrick Carter describes his father's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Warrick Carter describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Warrick Carter describes his experience at Jefferson Elementary School
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Warrick Carter describes the formation of Jackson P. Burley High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter describes his experience at Jackson P. Burley High School in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter describes enrolling at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter describes his graduation from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter describes his experience with the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter describes his experience at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter describes his experience learning to play multiple instruments
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter describes his experience at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter describes becoming coordinator of music at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois in 1971, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter describes becoming coordinator of music at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois in 1971, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter describes his experience as coordinator of music at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter describes some of his students at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter describes the origin of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter describes being hired as Dean at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts in 1984
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter describes his experience in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Warrick Carter lists some of his students at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Warrick Carter describes his experience as Director of Entertainment Arts for Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Warrick Carter describes his career as a writer and composer
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Warrick Carter describes the differences between the corporate and academic worlds
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Warrick Carter talks about moving back to Chicago, Illinois to serve as president of Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter describes leaving Walt Disney Entertainment and becoming President of Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter talks about the management lessons he learned from working at Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter discusses diversity in animated films that were made during his time at Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter discusses the separate divisions of Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter describes the lessons he learned from Walt Disney Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter describes the programs available at Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter describes the changes he made at Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Warrick Carter describes the difficulty of managing artists in a collaborative environment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Warrick Carter talks about the criticism he received from students at Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter describes his experience as president of Columbia College Chicago in Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter shares his philosophy of arts education
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter talks about the importance of arts education in Chicago Public Schools
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter describes the approach to arts education at Columbia College Chicago
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter talks about black European classical musicians Chevalier de Saint-George and George Bridgetower
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter describes the role of Columbia College Chicago in increasing the number of minorities in film and journalism careers
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter talks about the decline in public school music education programs in integrated schools, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter talks about the decline in public school music education programs in integrated schools, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Warrick Carter talks about the role of newer art forms in arts education programs
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Warrick Carter talks about his experience as a performing musician
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Warrick Carter describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Warrick Carter describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Warrick Carter talks about his family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Warrick Carter reflects upon his legacy and how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Warrick Carter narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Warrick Carter narrates his photographs, pt. 2