Carter Biggers, DMA

Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music

Carter Biggers

Academic Areas: Director of Bands

Contact

Phone: (940) 898-2515
Email: sbiggers@twu.edu 

Degrees

DMA in Wind Band Conducting, The University of Iowa
MM in Wind Band Conducting, Texas Tech University
BM in Music Education (percussion emphasis), Texas Tech University

Profile

Carter Biggers, DMA, is Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music in the Department of Music and Drama at Texas Woman’s University where he conducts the Wind Symphony, University Band and Pioneer Pep Band, teaches undergraduate courses in conducting, secondary instrumental music methods, marching band techniques, and oversees all aspects of the TWU band program.

Originally from Texas, Biggers holds a Bachelor of Music Education (percussion emphasis) and Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Band Conducting from The University of Iowa. His principal teachers include Mark Heidel, Cody Birdwell, Keith Bearden, Kevin Kastens, Gary Lewis and William Jones.

Prior to his appointment to the Texas Woman’s University faculty in 2016, he served as Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at The Pennsylvania State University, and as a Graduate Fellow and Teaching Assistant in the School of Music at The University of Iowa. In addition to his university teaching experiences, Biggers was a high school and junior high band director in Texas for seven years, where his students and ensembles consistently received top ratings at local and state contests. In 2007, the Seagraves High School Honor Band under his direction was named runner-up to the Texas Music Educators Association Class 1A Honor Band.

Biggers is an active guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician and has authored articles in both the Teaching Music through Performance in Band series and the National Band Association Journal. His professional affiliations include the College Band Directors National Association, National Band Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, National Association for Music Education, Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.