Carlton Dubois McClain

Accolades, Awards, and Achievements

  • Achievement Award in the Visual Arts, St. Peter's School – 2003
  • ACT-SO Competition, Johnson County, KS, Gold Medalist – 2008, 2009
  • Annual Award in Basketball, YMCA of Greater Kansas City – 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies (Concentration in Community Development & Housing), University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), cum laude medallion, 2014
  • College Minor - French language, University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), 2013
  • Corinthian Ricks Nutter Scholar, Johnson County, KS NAACP – 2010
  • Curls-Carter Graduate Student Scholar, Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation – 2015
  • Early Bach Award Winner – 2005
  • Fall Festival Piano Auditions, Special Merit (Highest Honors) – 2008
  • Guild National Piano Playing Auditions, Honor Roll – 2000-2009
  • Guild National Piano Playing Auditions, International Member – 2000-2009
  • High School Diploma – The Pembroke Hill School, 2010
  • International Thespian Society, Inductee – 2009
  • Junior Festival Piano Auditions, Gold Cup Winner – 2003, 2006, 2009
  • Keyboard Merits, Piano – 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009
  • National College Board Advanced Placement Scholar – 2010
  • National French Exam (Concours national de français), Laureate (Lauréat) – 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Paderewski Gold Medal, Guild National Piano Playing Auditions – 2009
  • Pembroke Hill School, Middle School Art Cup – 2004
  • Rating of 3.5 stars (out of 5), Debut Studio Album, The Art of Céran – 2012
  • Rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5), Sophomore Studio Album, Verity – 2013
  • Rating of 4 stars (out of 5), Third Studio Album, Live, and Let Love – 2014
  • Rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5), Anthological Compilation Album, The Ultimate – 2016
  • Fourth Studio Album, Holding Out Hope – 2017
  • Scholastic Art & Writing Award – 2005
  • State of Kansas Piano Auditions, Bronze Medal (Honorable Mention) – 2008
  • Youth Council President, Johnson County, KS branch of the NAACP – 2007-2008, 2008-2009