Darren Carter

2019 Round Top Music Festival

Violin
Dallas, TX
Baylor University
I have played violin for 12 years. I've studied with Susan Younghans (2012-2018) and currently study with Eka Gogichashvili at Baylor as a freshman violin performance major. Recently, I was a finalist in both the solo and chamber divisions of Baylor's Semper Pro Musica competition, competing among students of all ages and instruments. I was in the top orchestra of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for 4 years (principal 2nd violin on the 2015 China tour), I was concertmaster of TMEA region 3 orchestra all 4 years of high school, and I was in a TMEA all-state orchestra all 4 years as well (3 years in symphony, the top orchestra). My senior year I was ranked 1st in the state at the recorded auditions for all-state. I have won awards and scholarships from the Musical Arts Club of Dallas, the Katie Richards Memorial Scholarship, and the Giana Foundation Scholarship Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts.