Carl Ratliff - saxophone

A celebrated Charlotte-Mecklenburg middle school music teacher, Carl earned the MAT in Music Education from Winthrop University. Currently, he is the Director of Bands at South Charlotte Middle School. His students have been selected by audition as members of the All-State, All-District, and All-County Bands as well as All-State Jazz and All- Region Jazz Bands and Charlotte Junior Youth Symphony Orchestra. During last school year, Carl was selected Teacher of the Year (second time) at South Charlotte Middle School.

Musically, Carl continues to perform with his jazz quartet, Common Ground, and Queen’s Collective. He performs with several groups throughout the Carolinas.