Adjunct Faculty – Vocal and Music Theory
Music Humanities, Choir, Music Theory
Brook Carter Larson teaches choir, aural perception, music theory, and rock history classes at Mesa Community College. In addition to working at MCC, Dr. Larson is in his twelfth season as the Artistic Director of the Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix. Since taking the podium with Orpheus, the group has more than tripled in size, performed at state and regional ACDA conventions, performed with Morten Lauridsen, and commissioned pieces from Jackson Berkey, Stephen Hatfield, and Shawn Kirchner.
Before joining MCC and Orpheus, Larson taught Choral Music Education classes at Arizona State University for six years. During his time at ASU, Dr. Larson founded and directed two choirs, the Sun Devil Singers and the ASU Men’s Chorus. In addition to directing choir, Larson taught Choral Methods, supervised student teachers, and coordinated field experience for music education majors. Before his time at ASU, Larson taught at the middle and high school levels.
Larson received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. He also holds degrees from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Moorhead State University (Minnesota).
In 2016 Doc was presented the Arizona American Choral Director’s Association Choral Director of the Year Award. Recently, Larson has conducted the Cantaremos Boys Honor Choir, Arizona Music Educators Association Junior High School All-State Choir, the Greater Phoenix Honor Choir, Tucson’s inaugural Boys to Men Festival, and Regional Honor Choirs throughout Arizona. Dr. Larson was the Repertoire & Standards Chair for Male Choirs for the Arizona chapter of the American Choral Directors Association for eight years.
Doc has a passion for teaching and his students. He also loves to travel with his family and watch his daughter play soccer.
- D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, Arizona State University