Our Founder

HarryCarter_TeatrodiMarcellDr. HARRY CARTER, who founded the choir in 1978, retired as director of the choir in 2003 after 25 years of dedication and service. Dr. Carter received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Illinois and joined the music faculty at California State University, Hayward, shortly thereafter. He retired several years ago as Professor of Music and Chairman of Vocal/Choral Activities after twenty-seven years of service. Dr. Carter has always had an enduring interest in international choral activities and has organized choral directors’ exchanges with Argentina, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, and Venezuela.