Student Successes

It is always gratifying to have my students get a job, have a life (!), and succeed in this very difficult field in the arts.  While this list may not be as complete as I could come up with (come on, you past students….keep in touch!), here are most of those I’m aware of:

Julian Bliss – International clarinet soloist and recording artist, London, UK

Jihoon Chang – US Marine Band (President’s Own), Washington, DC

Irene Chen – Principal Clarinet, KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa

Shannon Coleman – US Marine Band (President’s Own), Washington, DC

Lauren Cook – US Navy Band, Washington, DC

Jennifer Everhart – US Army Field Band, Washington, DC

Michael Galvan – Professor of Clarinet, Ithaca College, NY

Deborah Hanson-Gerber – US Marine Band (President’s Own), Washington, DC

Nicolas del Grazia – Professor of Clarinet, Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

Jaren Hinckley – Professor of Clarinet, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Robyn Jones – Professor of Clarinet, University of Memphis (former Principal Clarinet, Louisiana Philharmonic, New Orleans), TN

Monica Kaenzig – 2nd and Eb Clarinet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

William Kelly – US Navy Band, Washington, DC

Kristen King – US Air Force Band (Principal Clarinet), Washington, DC

Aubrey Lafosse – US Army Band, Washington, DC

Jorge Montilla – Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boston, MA.  Former Principal Clarinet, Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Venezuela and Professor of Clarinet at Arizona State University

Leslie M. Moreau – Professor of Clarinet, Boise State University, ID

Patrick Morgan – US Marine Band (President’s Own), Assistant Principal, Washington, DC

John Mula – US Marine Band (President’s Own), Washington, DC

Kevin Murphy – Head of Woodwinds, Wells Cathedral School (UK)

Lisa Oberlander – Professor of Clarinet, Columbus State University, GA

Nicolai Pfeffer – German clarinetist/publisher who teaches at the Rhenish School of Music and the Papageno Music School in Cologne, DE

Gorgias Sanchez – Assistant principal clarinetist in the Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas) and Professor of Clarinet at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory, Venezuela

Ilya Schwartz – Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, he now lives in Israel and is the Principal Clarinet of the Raanana Symphony Orchestra

David Shea – Professor of Clarinet, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Jeffrey Snavely – US Navy Band, Washington, DC

Michael Sears – US Army Field Band, Washington, DC

Todd Waldecker – Professor of Clarinet, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Yuen-Suo Yang – Principal Clarinet, Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra, New York