About the NEA

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. Currently, Carter is visiting research professor at New York University, where his work centers on designing violin and cello trainers for use in gaming platforms. Additionally, he is consulting for the League of American Orchestras to help understand the ways digital learning strategies can enhance member education. 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. This year, 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. Carter 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.