Carlton Kilpatrick is the director of choirs at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs, FL. He holds a B.M.E. cum laude (2001) in Music Education from the University of Florida and an M.M. (2005) in Choral Conducting from the Florida State University. Prior teaching appointments include Columbia High School in Lake City, FL from 2001 to 2003.
The Lake Brantley Choral Department consists of over 250 singers in six curricular choirs. In addition, in 2012, Mr. Kilpatrick established the Lake Brantley Chorale, a community chorus for current students, alumni and community members. Choirs under Mr. Kilpatrick’s direction have received superior ratings at District and State Music Performance Assessments, and the Florida American Choral Directors Association convention invited the Lake Brantley Patriot Singers to perform at their state conference in 2010. Lake Brantley choirs have also been invited to sing at the University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as collaborative choral exchanges with choirs from throughout Florida and around the country.
The Florida Music Educators' Association (FMEA) has recognized Mr. Kilpatrick as Student of the Year (2001) and as an Emerging Leader (2009). He currently serves as the All-State Procedures Chair (2010-2013) of the Florida Vocal Association (FVA) and has served on the board as chairman and co-chairman of District 6 (2006-2010). He was elected President-elect of the Florida Vocal Association in January 2013.
He has served as the secretary of the Florida chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) since 2008 and will coordinate the Honor Choirs at the 2013 Southern Division convention of ACDA to be held in Jacksonville, FL. He has presented sessions for FMEA, FLACDA and CMENC . He also holds memberships in Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Mr. Kilpatrick remains active as a clinician, adjudicator and performer, currently serving as the tenor soloist/section leader at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Episcopal) in Orlando, FL.