Carter Willmann has been a performer and music educator in the Orange County area for over 10 years. From 2006 to 2010 he received his Bachelors of Music studying under Julie DeRoche and Larry Combs at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. He moved to Orange County, CA shortly after to recieve his Masters of Music at California State University Fullerton studying under the world renowned artist Hakan Rosengren. Over the past ten years Carter has rooted himself in the Orange County area developig a prominent career in education and performance in clarinet, flute and saxophone.
Carter has helped young musicians all over Orange County achieve their goals in music. He's taught at several music schools such as Orchepia School of Music, California Music Studios, GreenTree Music Academy, Virtuoso Music, Crown Royal Academy and Heritage Home Conservatory. He's also developed a successful personal studio, Willmann’s Woodwind Studio. Students of his have thrived in their music programs at school, pushing past their regular school curriculum to audition and win seats in honor bands and orchestras. They also participate in Certificate of Merit, a level based music exam that ensures a well-rounded education in music. Their soloist skills are also enhanced with regular recitals year-round. In addition, Carter has developed effective group classes including classes in chamber music, tuning, sight-reading and major repertoire for each instrument.
Carter has had an equally successful career as a performing artist holding a position in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2008 to 2010. He also regularly performs with chamber groups, orchestras, pit orchestras and wind bands around the Orange County and Los Angeles area. As an international artist, Carter has toured all over the United States as well as Europe, specifically France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.