Carleton brings many guest artists to campus every academic year for concerts, lectures, and master classes.
The Christopher U. Light Lectureship in Music was created in 1985 by Mr. Light, Carleton Class of 1958. Among his many interests, Mr. Light is a freelance writer, composer, record producer, and musician with interest in computers and music.
The Laudie D. Porter Memorial Fund was established in 1986 by the family and friends of Laudie Porter, Assistant Professor of Flute at Carleton from 1968 until her death in 1986. The fund is used each year to bring to campus a distinguished performing or creative artist for a visit devoted both to performance and discussion.
Enid and Henry Woodward, two extraordinary musician-teachers, taught at Carleton College from 1942 to 1973. At their retirement, their many friends established an endowment fund in their honor to help support a concert each year by an outstanding musician or ensemble.