Jay Carter is recognized as one of the nation’s finest countertenors and is a leading interpreter of baroque repertoire, lauded for his luminous tone and stylish interpretations. He has appeared with many acclaimed conductors, including Masaaki Suzuki with Bach Collegium Japan, Nicholas McGegan leading the St. Louis Symphony, and Daniel Hyde (with the Choir of Men and Boys, St. Thomas Church, NYC), and has performed in many top performance venues. Jay holds a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City Conservatory. He earned a masters in Music from the Yale School of Music’s Institute of Sacred Music, and an undergraduate degree from William Jewell College, where he studied with Arnold Epley. Carter is on the voice faculty of Westminster Choir College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and serves as Artistic Advisor for the Kansas City chamber choir Musica Vocale.