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

Kristen Bowers - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC

Harrison Burks - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC

Jihoon Chang - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC (retired)

Irene Chen - Former Principal Clarinet, KZN Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa, now a free-lancer in Switzerland

Lauren Cook - US Navy Band, Washington, DC

Brian Corbin - Owner and designer of Corbin Clarinet Products, Honolulu, HI

Jennifer Everhart - US Army Field Band, Washington, DC

Erik Franklin - Former member of the US Army Field Band, Washington, DC. Currently Instructor of Clarinet at Towson University and the Peabody Preparatory, MD

Michael Galvan - Professor of Clarinet, Ithaca College, NY

Deborah Hanson-Gerber - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC (retired)

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

Lilly Haley - US Navy Pacific Fleet Band, Honolulu, HI

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

Jennifer Hughson - Faculty at Peabody Preparatory and Morgan State, MD

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 (retired

William Kelly - US Naval Academy Band, Annapolis, MD

Bixby Kennedy - Chamber musician and soloist (Minnesota, Houston Symphonies), Principal Clarinet Symphony in C, Assoc. Principal in New Haven (CT) and Albany (NY)

Shannon Kiewitt - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC

Aubrey Lafosse - US Army Band “Pershing's Own”, Washington, DC

Greta Loggins - US Navy Band, Washington, DC

Jorge Montilla - Professor of Clarinet, University of Iowa, IA. Former Principal Clarinet, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Caracas, Venezuela

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

Patrick Morgan - Principal Clarinet, US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC

John Mula - US Marine Band (President's Own), Washington, DC

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

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

Nicolai Pfeffer - Active career as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe. Teaches at the Grünwald School of Music in Munich, serves on the clarinet faculties of the Cologne Hochschule for Music, Pre-College Cologne, Hanover School for Music, Dance and Media, and the Bremen University for the Arts.

Gorgias Sanchez - Former Assistant Principal Clarinetist in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra (Caracas) and Professor of Clarinet at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory. Currently playing bass clarinet with the Mendoza Symphony Orchestra, Argentina.

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

Michael Sears - US Army Field Band, Washington, DC

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

Jeffrey Snavely - US Navy Band, Washington, DC (retired)

George Stoffan - Former Principal Clarinet, US Air Force Band, Washington, DC. Currently Professor of Clarinet, Oakland, University, MI

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

Yuen-Suo Yang - Former Principal Clarinet, Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra, New York. Currently free-lancing in Taiwan.

Kwanghoon Yi - Principal Clarinet, Richardson Symphony Orchestra, TX