Lower brass - tuba, trombone, French horn
Allen Carter has held principal tuba positions in the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and National Academy Orchestra and is a freelance musician in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and beyond.
He has played and recorded with various groups including brass quintets, orchestras, bands, and has been heard on television and radio on soundtracks for commercials and T.V. Movies.
As a freelancer, Allen has played several times with the Toronto Symphony as well as services with Hamilton Philharmonic, Toronto Philharmonia, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Scarborough Philharmonic, Oakville Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Casinorama Orchestra (a personal favourite of his) and, of course, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and more.
As a soloist, Allen has shared the stage with the Brantford Symphony, Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, Queen’s Jazz Ensemble, and twice with the National Academy Orchestra. Allen is proud to have been heard on CBC Radio Two with Brass Rings for Time for Christmas, with The Monkey Bunch on their CD: Power To The Little People, and on a Juno-nominated recording, Variations on a Memory, with the Thunder Bay Symphony.
Allen is currently the first-call tubist for the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, Guelph Symphony, and Toronto Concert Orchestra and is the personnel manager of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.