Aarun Elice Carter
Before she opened her eyes or learned to talk, music was a part of her life. Maybe she fell in love with fiddling before she was born, the day her mother, eight months pregnant with her, competed in a fiddling contest. Aarun was taught suzuki violin at the age of 2, and never stopped learning! At 4 years old, Aarun won the Colorado State Small Fry Division. Soon after, she won an award for the “youngest fiddler” at the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest.
Aarun has studied under many award winning fiddlers including Wes Wesmoreland, Randy Elmore, Lisa Barrett, Joey McKenzie and Jimmie Don Bates, as well as studying commercial music at South Plains College under the tutelage of Joe Carr (of the Country Gazette) and Cary Banks (of the Maines Brothers Band).
Along with her 5 Colorado State champion titles, Aarun has recently been awarded the title of 2011 National Young Adult Champion at the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, ID.
Aarun is currently living in Vancouver, WA where she plays with multiple bands, operates the graphic design company Innovative Formations, and is the founder and executive producer of the music documentary production company “Fiddle TV,” in addition to touring with various bands and doing studio projects such as recording 59 fiddle songs to accompany the instructional Mel Bay book entitled “Anthology of Contest Fiddle Tunes.”