PERFORMING & TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to participating in large ensembles, chamber music groups, and clarinet choir, many clarinetists present solo recitals. Performance majors are required to present a certain number of recitals for their degree. Non-performance majors may elect to present a recital in partial fulfillment of their degree requirements or simply for their own benefit. It is always my pleasure to put in extra time with these students to help them prepare for these important performances.
Students have the opportunity to perform for one or more exciting visiting artists in a master class setting every year. For more information, click here.
Regional Orchestras & Bands
Following are regional orchestras and bands in which Ohio University students have performed:
Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Columbus, OH
Ohio Valley Symphony, Gallipolis, OH
River Cities Symphony, Parkersburg, WV
Huntington Symphony, Huntington, WV
ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Columbus, OH
Ohio Valley Summer Theater Orchestra, Athens, OH
Communiversity Band, Athens, OH
Jazz, Klezmer, & Folk Venues
Athens contains a good number of amateur and professional ensembles that encompass a wide range of different musical styles. These ensembles perform in clubs, bars, and coffee houses, as well as at numerous social occasions. Many students have become involved in pre-existing groups or have founded their own ensembles.
Many graduate students gain teaching experience through a graduate assistantship, which frequently involves a full or partial tuition waiver, in addition to a quarterly stipend. Some associates give private lessons; others teach courses such as clarinet methods, music theory, or music appreciation. For more information, please click here.
Athens Community Music School
Both undergraduate and graduate clarinetists have the opportunity to gain paid teaching experience in the Athens Community Music School. Opportunities include giving private and group lessons and coaching chamber music to elementary, middle, and high school students in the region.
Last updated on March 3, 2018.
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