Charlie Welty

Instructor Department of Music

Since first picking up the guitar in high school, Charlie has gone on to become an in-demand and lauded multi-instrumentalist with particular focus on the guitar, electric bass guitar, and double bass. From the first moment she hit the stage, Charlie knew that she would dedicate her life to the pursuit of excellence in performance and musicianship. She can be found in theatre pits, jazz clubs, orchestral halls, and rock stages. Charlie performs and composes as a member of the UIW Faculty Jazz Band.

When not teaching or performing, Charlie enjoys running, reading, and classic movies.

Charlie earned her B.A. in Music from Cal Poly Humboldt, her M.M. in String Performance from the University of Washington, and is currently a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Arizona, researching and writing on dynamics of gender in contemporary performance practices and spaces. Additional research and performance foci include synthesis, musical programming (Max/MSP, ChucK), and electro-acoustic composition.

Charlie teaches Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, and Intro to Music Technology at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

D.M.A., String Performance. University of Arizona. (completing Spring 2024)

M.M., String Performance. University of Washington.

B.A., Music. Cal Poly Humboldt.