Originally published in The Clarinet 48/2 (March 2021). Printed copies of The Clarinet are available for ICA members.
ICA 100% Enrollment Challenge
Compiled by Emily Kerski
The ICA is proud to feature six clarinet studios that have reached 100% enrollment as ICA members for the 2020-2021 school year.
The $10 new student rate has been extended to July 31, 2021. Middle school, high school and college students can join the ICA at this discounted price and receive full access to the benefits of the organization. The benefits of ICA membership include a subscription to The Clarinet, access to Naxos Music Library and the ICA Research Center, discounted clarinet insurance, and eligibility to compete in ICA composition, research and performance competitions.
For more information about how your school or studio can reach 100% enrollment and be featured in an upcoming issue of The Clarinet, contact [email protected].
Coastal Carolina University Clarinet Studio
The Coastal Carolina University Clarinet Studio, under the leadership of Dr. Eric Schultz, consists of students pursuing a wide variety of degrees in music, including concentrations in education, performance, commercial music, jazz, general studies, and even a new Master of Arts in Music Technology. The studio prioritizes creating a safe and supportive space for students to grow as artists and future music educators. Regardless of major, all students receive one-hour weekly lessons with the faculty. In addition to the premiere Wind Ensemble, students have the option to join many chamber groups tailored to their interest, including woodwind quintets, clarinet choir or quartet, jazz combos, and other groups formed to approach specific repertoire. The clarinet studio enjoys all of the benefits of a smaller music department, but has the resources of a larger university, bringing in several guest artists for performances and lectures each year. All students benefit from the Wheelwright Recording Studio, a state-of-the-art facility. One of the fastest-growing music departments on the East Coast, we are just a few minutes from paradise – beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Contact Dr. Eric Schultz at [email protected].
Coastal Carolina University Clarinet Studio Members: Erin Collins, Hailey Cornell, Matthew Dickler, Christopher Imes, Victor Sanchez.
Eastern New Mexico University Clarinet Studio
The Eastern New Mexico University Clarinet Studio, under the leadership of Dr. Pamela Shuler, is comprised of undergraduate students pursuing degrees that include: Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science in Music. Also included are students working towards minors in music. Studio members play in the ENMU Clarinet Choir and various large ensembles and chamber ensembles. Each spring semester the studio hosts the Eastern New Mexico University Clarinet Day, which is open to all clarinet players and features a different guest artist each year.
Eastern New Mexico University Clarinet Studio Members: Jordan Alexander, Haley Brown, Melina Encinias, Victoria Garcia, Bonnie Hong, Daniel Jimenez, Jacob Johnston, Rebekah Majkrzak, Herman Montoya, Zandra Neff, Felix Rodriguez, Christian Rushin, Roberto Sanchez, Jessica Smart, Gilda Valenzuela.
New Mexico State University Clarinet Studio
The New Mexico State University Clarinet Studio, led by Dr. Madelyn Moore, is made up of undergraduate and graduate students from all over the southwestern United States. Most of these students are music education majors who perform in the Pride of New Mexico Marching Band, University Wind Ensembles and Symphony Orchestra. This group is excited to be performing as a clarinet choir at ClarinetFest® 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Go Aggies!
New Mexico State University Clarinet Studio Members: Jade Blackburn, Amanda Cabe, Vicenta Gardea, Thomas Gee, Sofia Gonzales, Maximiliano Luera, Nathan Martinez, Quinn McPherson, Carlos Muñoz, Raul Olivas, Sara Reed, Ruth Rodriguez.
Texas Christian University Clarinet Studio
The TCU Clarinet Studio is currently home to 19 students pursuing undergraduate, master’s, artist diploma, and doctoral degrees. Led by Dr. Corey Mackey, the vibrant studio is composed of national and international students who are dedicated to their craft and eager to push the limits of their skill and creativity. Alumni of the TCU Clarinet Studio have gone on to secure prestigious graduate school placements, positions in orchestras and military bands, and jobs in higher education. Many alumni also teach in the Texas public school system and have led their ensembles to place in statewide band competitions and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference. At TCU, we’re developing the next generation of education and performers to make a difference in the world. You can learn more at www.music.tcu.edu. Connect with the TCU Clarinet Studio on Facebook and Instagram at: www.facebook.com/groups/tcuclarinets and www.instagram.com/tcuclarinetstudio.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clarinet Studio
The clarinet studio at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to be pioneering new frontiers inside the studio and classroom to prepare students for diverse careers in music. Professor of Clarinet Dr. Diane Barger arrived at UNL in 1994 and has enjoyed mentoring her students to become music educators at the pre-college level and in college and university positions, leading figures in military bands and performance ensembles, and important contributors to other music career fields. The 2020-2021 studio is made up of four D.M.A. students, one M.M., one M.M. in woodwind specialties, and 13 undergraduate students in B.M., B.A. or B.M.E. programs. For more information about the UNL Clarinet Studio, please visit https://arts.unl.edu/music/clarinet or contact Dr. Barger at [email protected].
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Clarinet Studio Members: Lizzy Chinowth, Season Cowley, Ashley Cypher, Sarah Ernst, Michaela Folkers, Melissa Graue, Jenna Hakenewerth, Taeyeong Jung, Rachel Levison, Dayton Linhardt, Allison Linton, Kayla Martin, Caroline Mattern, Grayson McGregor, Shiana Montanari, Abby Muraski, Emily Rose, Brigit Shultz, Grant Westerman.
University of South Dakota Clarinet Studio
The University of South Dakota Clarinet Studio offers vast performance opportunities in excellent orchestral, band and chamber music ensembles to all our clarinet majors and minors. USD clarinet students have firsthand access to the resources of the internationally-renowned National Music Museum and participate in regional and national competitions on a regular basis. The Department of Music hosts the annual South Dakota Clarinet Day, which features recognized clinicians from all over the globe. For more information, please contact Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Director of Orchestras Dr. Luis Víquez: [email protected].
University of South Dakota Clarinet Studio Members: Morgan Boeding, Steven Bray, Kacie Cox, Alexis Fenhaus, Olivia Gulseth, Daniel Hauck, Anna Klocke, Emily Muirhead, Caleb Nadeu, Bailey Nielsen, Hayden Vickey, Kylie Weier.