Truman Clarinet Alumni

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Alumni of the Truman Clarinet Studio go on to do great things in music performance and education. Here is what some of our recent graduates are doing:

  • Luis Viquez finished his DM in orchestral conducting with a performers certificate in clarinet performance at UMKC and has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet and Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of South Dakota
  • Erin Miesner completed her MM in clarinet performance at DePaul University and recently won the 2017 International Clarinet Association Orchestral Excerpt Competition
  • Lucas Willsie completed a MM in clarinet performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is now pursuing a DMA in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas where he is a graduate teaching assistant
  • Jazmyn Burnitt-Erp is the new Music Teacher at Becky-David Elementary School in St. Charles, MO
  • Taeyeong Jung is pursuing his MM in clarinet performance at Illinois State University where he has been awarded a graduate teaching assistantship
  • Laura Reynolds completed her MM in clarinet performance and music education at Western Illinois University, and is now the Band Director at Holy Family High School in Colorado
  • Emily Mehigh completed a MM in clarinet performance at Indiana University and is now a freelance musician in Chicago
  • Alex Angle is the new music teacher at Gateway Science Academy-South in St. Louis, MO
  • Maddie Holtzman is the Beginning Band Director at Waynesville Middle School
  • Jennifer Arcipowski is the Band Director at Albia High School in Albia, Iowa
  • Jennifer Murray is completed a MM in clarinet performance at UMKC and is now the Music Teacher at New Stanley Elementary in Kansas City
  • Jennifer Canfield is the Band Director at Osage County R2 Schools – Linn Wildcats
  • Kelly Walker is the Adjunct Clarinet Professor at East Central Community College and the head Band Director of the Lafayette County School District in Higginsville, Missouri
  • Kayla Smalley completed her MM in clarinet performance at the University of Central Arkansas and is now a Music Teacher at the Blackbird Academy of Arts
  • Eric Schweizer earned a master’s degree in improvisation at the University of Michigan, and now teaches a private studio and performs Eastern European traditionals and inspired originals with his band, Ornamatik
  • Alyssa Blackford is the Music Teacher at Kratz Elementary School
  • Aaron Stewart is the head Band Director at Lebanon High School, where he was voted Teacher of the Year in 2016
  • Jennifer Tullmann completed her master’s degree in musicology at the University of Kentucky and is now pursuing a Ph.D.
  • Angela Welker is the Band Director at Scott City Public Schools
  • Shino Saito completed her MM in clarinet performance at Florida State University and is now a freelance musician in Japan
  • Jamie Hardesty-Heil is the Assistant Band Director at Kearney High School and performs in the Northland Symphony Orchestra