Dr. Monte Coulter is the director of percussion studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his BS degree in Music Education, and his MM degree from The University of Tennessee- Knoxville, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Memphis in 1994. An expert in classical and symphonic percussion, he performed as timpanist/ principal percussionist with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra for 33 seasons, under Maestri Richard Cormier, Vahktang Jordania, Robert Bernhardt, and Kayoko Dan. He has performed as a principal player in three of the four largest professional orchestras in Tennessee, as well as with the touring companies of Man of La Mancha (with Robert Goulet), Rich Little, The Electric Light Orchestra, The Moody Blues, Bernadette Peters, Shari Lewis, Al Jarreau, Art Garfunkel, Randy Newman, and others. Dr. Coulter currently performs with the UTC Faculty Jazz Quintet.
Dr. Coulter is an artist/clinician with Kori Marimbas and Xylophones. He lives in Harrison Tennessee with his wife, dancer/choreographer Monica Titus Coulter, and son Monte IV.
Monte Coulter is an exclusive artist/endorser for Bosphorus Cymbals.