Carter, Elliott (b. 1908) is a native of New York City. He majored in English literature at Harvard, then decided to be a musician and stayed on for graduate studies in music with Walter Piston. In 1932, Carter went to Paris where he studied for three years with Nadia Boulanger. He settled in New York City in 1936. Throughout his career, Carter has taught frequently at Peabody Conservatory, Columbia University, Queens College, Yale University, and the Juilliard School, but his main activity has been composing.
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