George Carpten, IV
Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Dr. George Carpten, IV was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Ohio University. As a teacher and highly versatile musician, he maintains an active performing schedule in the solo, orchestral, jazz/commercial, and chamber settings. Previously he served as Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University from 2016-2023.
A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his Bachelor’s of Music from The University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He earned his Master's of Music from The Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2016.
As a committed educator, Dr. Carpten regularly presents masterclasses and solo recitals throughout North America. Recent masterclasses and recitals include the following: Louisiana State University, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky, Arkansas State University, University of Maine, Pennsylvania State University, Valdosta State University, University of Louisville among others. Dr. Carpten also serves a guest faculty artist at the annual University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Carpten maintains an active performing schedule and has played with many professional ensembles in both the orchestral and jazz/commercial settings that include: The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Original Farm League Jazz Band, Seven Hills Brass Ensemble, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and the American Wind Symphony.
Dr. Carpten is a member of the International Trumpet Guild and currently serves as the editor of the ITG Profile Column for the quarterly journal. He also has contributed articles, served in various committees, and adjudicated for the ITG youth and jazz trumpet competitions.
His main teachers include Dr. Cathy Leach, Dr. Langston Fitzgerald, Dr. Scott Belck, Alan Siebert, and Phil Collins. Additional studies with Vance Thompson, Chris Kiradjieff, and Matt Ernst.
Dr. Carpten is an endorsing artist for Bach Trumpets.