L. Elise Carter


L. Elise Carter performed her debut solo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in October 2005. She followed this performance with another performance in January 2007 at Weill Recital Hall as part of Artists International’s Alumni Series. As well as her solo endeavors, Ms. Carter is a member of the chamber ensemble Uptown Flutes (debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2002) and the Apollo Quintet. She performs regularly with the Garden State Philharmonic and the Verismo Opera, the Blue Hill Troupe, the Ibex Chamber Orchestra and others. She has given concerts in venues in the New York area such as Central Park Summer Stage, Trinity Church Noon Day Series on Wall Street, and St. John the Divine. She has performed the Mozart Flute Concert, the Griffes Poem and the Vivaldi piccolo concertos with the North Jersey Symphony and the Christ Church Orchestra.Elise_CanonzabyTownsend_2013_04

She can be heard on six commercially available CDs: Into the Next Dimension with guitarist and composer David Calkins (heard widely on national public radio); 21st Century Gems, A Flute Renaissance, An Uptown Christmas and Streaming Dreams with the UpTown Flutes; and Waiting for Love, a children’s cantata by G. Chiusano and M. Hochman.

As well as a performer, Ms. Carter is an award-winning composer and is published by Falls House Press and Art of Sound Music. Her composition Triptych for Flutes was commissioned and premiered by the National High School Flute Choir at the 2009 National Flute Convention in NYC. Her composition Gypsy Dance was chosen as the audition piece for the 2008 National High School Flute Choir Competition.

She has studied with Katherine Hoover for composition and has studied flute with Julius Baker, Thomas Robertello, Bart Feller, Diva Goodfriend-Koven, Linda Wetherill and Stephanie Jutt. Ms. Carter received her bachelor of Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ms. Carter is the flute professor at Drew University in Madison, NJ, and the music director and organist at Calvary Lutheran Church in Allendale, NJ. She is president and co-founder of the New Jersey Flute Society.