Caleb Carpenter is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance under Robert Young at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Since beginning at UNCSA, Caleb has performed with the UNCSA Wind Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble as lead alto saxophone, the Atchara Saxophone Quartet as the baritone chair, and the uncsaX Saxophone Ensemble. Caleb has had success in many competitions across the country; most recently he was named the national winner of the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind competition in the spring of 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 North American Saxophone Alliance’s College Solo Competition at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was a finalist in the UNCSA Concerto Competition, and he was selected as a competitor in the 2014 International Saxophone Symposium and Competition in Columbus, GA. In 2013 he was a finalist in “The President’s Own” US Marine Band Concerto Competition in Washington, D.C. With the Atchara Saxophone Quartet, Caleb performed on UNCSA’s inaugural Collage Concert, “Next Now”. The group was the winner of the 2015-2016 North Carolina MTNA Chamber Winds Competition and was the alternate in the Southern Division competition of the same series. Caleb is originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina.