Clarinet at CWU
When you choose to study clarinet at CWU you receive well-rounded exposure and experience in many performance settings along with directed, intensive training for careers in teaching, performance, and research.
With many solo, chamber and large ensemble experiences, the performance opportunities provided by the Music Department combine well with the “learn by doing” approach offered in private lessons and studio classes.
Frequent special events, featuring regional, national, and international guest performers and ensembles augment these opportunities to provide more “real world” exposure to the challenges of musical careers.Relevant coursework in CWU’s different degree programs range from strong core work in theory and history, to intensive specialized courses in clarinet literature and pedagogy.
Current and former students perform with such groups as US armed service bands, the Oregon, Walla Walla, Spokane, Yakima, Wenatchee Valley, Mid-Columbia and Okanagon (BC) Symphony Orchestras as well as the Seattle Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Performance Opportunities for Clarinet at CWU
- Wind Ensemble
- Symphonic Winds
- Symphonic Band
- Symphony Orchestra
- Mixed Chamber Ensembles
- Clarinet Quartets
- Woodwind Quintets
- Marching Band
- Pep Bands
Lessons are taught by Professor Brooks. Please contact him for information or to begin the audition process.
Professor Joseph Brooks
Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone