I believe in providing a well-rounded musical education that is steeped in fundamentals, repertoire, and chamber music experience. No matter what my students’ career goals, I want them to be the best clarinetists and artists within their abilities. I tailor the method of instruction depending on the individual’s goals, whether they might be to have a career as an orchestral musician, a pedagogue, a band director, or to create their own unique musical path. My previous students have found success winning orchestral positions, playing with great orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, performing with professional chamber ensembles, and teaching music on faculty in higher education. Whatever the students’ future aspirations, I want them to find artistic fulfillment and excellence in whatever they do.
Clarinet Studio at University of Arizona
The clarinet studio at the University of Arizona offers the benefit of individualized study and personal attention. Students have the opportunity to have their learning experience tailored to their needs and career goals. The clarinet studio is a supportive environment where students have the social support to encourage each other in personal growth and development. Studio classes are offered weekly with an abundance of performance opportunities and topics such as orchestral repertoire, career development, entrepreneurship, reeds, new music, and performance anxiety. Students are encouraged to be creative, independent, goal-oriented, and collaborative. They also have the opportunity of attending many live performances and working with many world-class faculty and guest artists, as well as access to a state-of-the-art recording studio.
Scholarships / Resources
The UA Fred Fox School of Music has a very well-developed and diverse scholarship program. Your completed UA Application and Fred Fox School of Music Application and Audition serve as your application for scholarship consideration.
University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
The mission of the Fred Fox School of Music is to prepare students as musicians, scholars, and teachers, and to provide the community with performance, scholarship, and education.