Eddie Carr earned a BA in Music, emphasis in composition from Brigham Young University, where he was a trumpet soloist with the acclaimed “Synthesis” Jazz Ensemble.
As a jazz trumpeter, pianist, and member of an elite drum and bugle corps, Eddie has performed across the U.S. and Canada, in Russia, and in jazz festivals in Eastern Europe. He taught marching bands and drum & bugle corps in Japan, and has written music for theatre and short films. He has even participated in a Christmas Eve Processional on Margarita Island in the Caribbean. He has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such jazz notables as Louis Bellson, Michael Brecker, Jon Faddis, Mike Vax, Jim Widener, Nick Brignola, and Jim Manley.
Eddie completed the MBA program at the prestigious Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, where he focused on dual tracks of Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He was a Fellow of the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management, which provided a full-ride scholarship.
Eddie has been a Visiting Professor of Marketing at The Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO since 2007. Saint Louis University is consistently ranked among the top 5 Jesuit universities in the U.S. His courses include Consumer Behavior, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Marketing Research.
Currently, Eddie writes for and performs with his own alternative rock combo, The Eddie Carr Five.