Canadian-American trombonist Carson King-Fournier currently serves as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Louisiana State University. He has previously served on faculty at the College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University (CSBSJU), Augsburg University, Carleton College, and Macalester College. Carson holds degrees from the Juilliard School, Northwestern University, and the University of Minnesota (ABD). His principal teachers include Joseph Alessi, Michael Mulcahy, Randall Hawes, Timothy Higgins, R. Douglas Wright, Kari Sundstrom, and Dr. John Tranter.
Along with teaching at the college level, Carson maintains an active private studio teaching trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, and tuba. His students have gone on to study music at various institutions including Juilliard Pre-College, Northwestern University, Augustana College, University of Colorado at Boulder, Southern Methodist University, University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Carson has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He regularly performs in a multitude of styles, and on alto, tenor, and bass trombones, euphonium, bass trumpet, and sackbut. Carson can be heard on both tenor and bass trombone on four of Minnesota Orchestra’s recent recordings, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 6, 7, 8, and 10.