Carson McTeer joins the WVU faculty to teach tuba and euphonium after serving as the principal tubist of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras for seven seasons. Originally from Norman, Oklahoma, he received his B.A. from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with tubist David E. Kirk. Carson is also a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, where his teacher was Jeannie Elana Little. He has performed as the principal tubist of the New York Philharmonic under Lorin Maazel, with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and with the Empire Brass. His performances with the New York Philharmonic included the world premiere of John Adam's On the Transmigration of Souls, the recording of which received the 2005 Grammy Award for "Best Classical Album," "Best Orchestral Performance," and "Best Classical Contemporary Composition." Carson has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He previously taught tuba and euphonium at the University of Colorado at Boulder and currently also teaches tuba and euphonium at Miami University in Ohio.
Carson was formerly the principal tubist of the River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in Boulder. He can be heard on Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra recordings on the Fanfare Cincinnati label.