School of Music

Charles Carleton

Charles Carleton
Applied Faculty, String Bass

Music & Communication Building, Room 449
216. 687-5040

Charles Carleton has been a member of The Cleveland Orchestra since May 2001. He joined the Orchestra after partially completing his Master's degree at the New England Conservatory.  In 2000, he graduated from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Music degree. His teachers include Eugene Levinson and Orin O'Brien from the New York Philharmonic and Edwin Barker of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Other teaching influences include Albert Lazlo from the Aspen Music Festival, Constantin Popescu of Westport, Connecticut and Benjamin Zander from the New England Conservatory.  In 2002, Charles joined the faculty at Cleveland State University where he currently has his own teaching studio at the School of Music.  Since 2005, he has been a teacher at the Cleveland Institute of Music.  Charles has given Master Classes at the Cinncinatti Conservatory of Music, the Frost School of Music at University of Miami, and the Cleveland Institute of Music.  As a chamber musician, Charles has performed several times at Severance Hall’s Reinberger Chamber Hall, faculty recital series at CIM, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Florida and throughout much of the Greater Cleveland area.  In his spare time Charles enjoys playing golf and tennis and has a passion for the culinary arts.  Charles' currently plays an instrument made in 1837 by English maker, Thomas Kennedy.

Photo by Roger Mastroianni
Start date 08/28/2004