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Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter

  • December 11, 1908 New York, USA


Born in New York, Elliott Carter studied English literature and music at Harvard. From 1932 to 1935, he worked with Nadia Boulanger at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris. From 1936 to 1940, Elliott Carter was musical director of the Ballet Caravan and then taught at St John’s College in Maryland. He was then a consultant for the American Office of War Information. He divided his time between composition and teaching. He still teaches at the Peabody Conservatory, Columbia University, Queens College, Yale University, Cornell University and the Juilliard School.

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