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King-Fournier, Carson

Baritone/Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet/Cornet, Tuba

Carson King-Fournier began teaching baritone/euphonium, French horn, trombone, trumpet/cornet and tuba in MacPhail’s School Partnership programs in 2017. He has held fellowships through the Musical Advancement Program and Instrumental Music Program at The Julliard School. A current professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, he has ten years’ teaching experience.

Carson teaches students of all ages and abilities, with a focus in brass and low brass. His teaching philosophy is student-centered and focuses on mastery of fundamentals, scaffolding learning opportunities and fostering artistic expression. Above all, he seeks to inspire students to find their own musical drive.

Carson works as a freelance musician. He is the current Principal Trombone of the Rochester Symphony, and Bass Trombone of the Mankato Symphony. He is a frequent substitute in the Minnesota Orchestra, including appearing on a recording of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. He has also performed with the Chicago Symphony, United States Military Academy Band at West Point, Dubuque Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, and the West Michigan Symphony. He performs frequently on bass trombone, tenor (and alto) trombone, euphonium/bass trumpet and sackbut. He is well versed in all styles, including jazz, commercial, chamber music, classical and historical performance.

Carson holds a Bachelors of Music from The Julliard School and a Masters of Music from Northwestern University.