Tina Carpenter, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida State University, a Master of Music in performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Music in bassoon performance from Florida State University.
Carpenter has served on the faculties of Emory University, Florida State University, and West Texas A&M University where she is currently a Professor of Music and teaches bassoon, freshman music theory, and music appreciation. In 2004 she was recognized with a university-wide Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at WTAMU.
Dr. Carpenter is a member of the International Double Reed Society, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, and the Texas Music Educators Association.
Dr. Carpenter is principal bassoon in the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. She is active as a solo recitalist and clinician and has appeared at past meetings of the International Double Reed Society, the International Bass Society, and the Texas Music Educators Association. She has also been heard on NPR’s Performance Today and has recorded with the Atlanta and Amarillo symphonies.