Bruce Carter, PhD

Miami, FL

Bruce Carter is a music educator and researcher, whose work focuses on issues of creativity and the intersections of social justice, technology, and arts participation. Most recently, Dr. Carter was a visiting research professor at New York University, where his work centers on redesigning pedagogies of string instruments through new technologies. Additionally, he is founder of Repetivo, a company that designs innovative musical instruments bridging traditional musical instruments with innovative technology-based pedagogy. Along with Dr. Alex Ruthmann and Dr. Tanya Kalmanovitch, Dr. Carter founded a research lab focusing on methods and practices of sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation within the classical music ecosystem in the United States as the field responds and evolves in the post-COVID19 world. Also, Dr. Carter replicates and 3D prints sculptural art to archive important American artists designs that have been lost or misplaced. Recently, research has been published in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, and Music Educators Journal, in addition to numerous invited chapters by Oxford Press. Last, due to an impact investment grant Dr. Carter was able to obtain, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, School of Education designated the Bruce Carter Qualitative Research Center as a place for graduate students to pursue meaningful qualitative research agendas. He received a BM from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, an MM from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in music education from Northwestern University.