Carter J. Rice

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Carter J. Rice (Carter)
Assistant Professor, Multimedia Arts Technology
(269) 387-4691
(269) 387-1113
3027 Dalton Center, Mail Stop 5434
Mailing address: 
Irving S. Gilmore School of Music
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
  • D.A., Music Composition/Theory, Ball State University, 2017
  • M.M., Music Composition, Bowling Green State University, 2013
  • B.M., Music Composition, Concordia College, 2011

Carter John Rice is an assistant professor of Multimedia Arts Technology at Western Michigan University. A native of Minot, North Dakota, Rice is not only a composer but also an audio engineer and educator drawn to music through a desire to instill knowledge in others. He is passionate about music education and enjoys teaching music at all levels. 

As a composer, Rice draws inspiration from a wide array of sources including acoustic phenomena, cognitive science, and classical mechanics. His music has been featured at venues such as the national SEAMUS conference, the national conference for the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI), the International Computer Music Conference, Electronic Music Midwest, and the Electroacoustic Barn Dance.

Rice holds a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition from Concordia College, a master's degree in music composition from Bowling Green State University, and a doctor of arts in music composition from Ball State University.  He has studied with Elainie Lillios, Christopher Dietz, Michael Pounds, Jody Nagel, Keith Kothman, Daniel Breedon, and Steven Makela.