Carter Way is a New York City based drummer, percussionist, producer and composer.
With a wide variety of experience in every musical style and situation, Carter has become one of the most sought after percussionists in the area.
Growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Carter developed his passion for drums at a young age, starting with discovering a drum set in his parents' basement at the age of six.
He has been a regular musician at the Equity regional Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan since 2016, performing both previously curated and completely original scores, including an original workshop performance and created-from-scratch drum book for Billy The Kid: The Musical, written by Brendon Ragotzy. Favorites from past seasons include Mamma Mia!, Rock of Ages, Guys and Dolls, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and his absolute favorite - the regional premiere of Groundhog Day.
In New York, Carter has had the privilege to perform at Feinstein's 54 Below for artists such as Alyssa Wray (American Idol), Carolina Rial (The Voice), Leanne Antonio (The Lion King), Keri Renee Fuller (Six, Waitress), and many others. He is also involved in recording projects for both NYU Steinhardt's Screen Scoring program and the Student Composer's Board.
Carter graduated with a Bachelor's of Music from Western Michigan University in 2021 under the direction and instruction of Judy Moonert and Keith Hall. He recently graduated with a Master's degree from the percussion studies program at New York University under the direction and instruction of Jonathan Haas, Sean Statser, James Saporito and Josh Samuels.