Bryan Carter (instructor, counselor) started playing drums at age three and developed a strong passion for music, especially jazz. During high school, he was accepted to the prestigious Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, the Vail Jazz Workshop, and the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, Carter has begun to establish an incredible career. He has performed at many national and international venues and festivals. Among the artists he has played or recorded with are Clark Terry, Jon Faddis, Ted Nash, Terell Stafford, Bobby Watson, McCoy Tyner, Christian Scott, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Barron and Kurt Whalum. Carter currently lives in New York City and is a Vic Firth Artist. He has been on the staff of the NIU Jazz Camp for several years.