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 clarinet grandmothers
Author: joannew 
Date:   2006-01-25 09:22

The thread on clarinet ancestry was very interesting to read, but I am dismayed to see such an under-representation of women mentioned. All those responses and only one reference to Thea King.

Ms King aside, are we really only now seeing the first generation of women at the elite level of clarinet performance, with Sabine Meyer, Emma Johnson, Victoria Soames, etc? How about talented women teachers who are not professional performers?

Come to think of it, all the pro clarinettistes that come to mind are European, and I presume the board here is dominated by Americans. Are there women on the faculty in American schools? I was lucky to spend a year studying with Patricia Kostek at the University of Victoria in Canada. Surely there must be other women out there teaching clarinet.

If not, why not?!

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2006-01-25 11:19

Michele Zukovsky is considered one of, if not the finest woman Clarinetist's in the US (if not world for that matter), and is quite a popular teacher. Elsa Verdehr is another one.

disclaimer: I produce several of Michele's recordings

Post Edited (2006-01-25 11:20)

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2006-01-25 11:34

Laura Ardan of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

..................Paul Aviles

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: TonkaToy 
Date:   2006-01-25 13:21

There's also Caroline Hartig at Michigan State. Fantastic player and a great person as well.

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2006-01-25 13:46

However the younger players aren't yet grandmothers. They can have very good students, but students of students aren't quite happening yet.

Michele Gingras is another very good teacher/player.

Theresa Tunnicliff is a wonderful player - I heard her on a tour with the Marlboro players and was blown away by her gorgeous sound.

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: Brenda Siewert 
Date:   2006-01-25 14:01

Perhaps women are just coming into their own in our field.

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: DavidBlumberg 
Date:   2006-01-25 14:19


Just like in many other professions. This isn't the 50's anymore

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: crnichols 
Date:   2006-01-25 15:38

I think that woman are definitely coming into their own in our field. The other posting was about grand teachers, and as we saw in that board, most of those are people who were active in the mid-20th century, around the time that some of the first females were appearing in major American symphonies. In 20 years or so, a similar discussion on this board will include a much higher percentage of woman. This is also because of how much larger the higher music education system has become. It seems as if 40 years ago, everyone that had a post went to Juilliard or Curtis or somewhere similar, and as a result, they all studied with the same few people, which were the players, predominantly if not entirely male, of the large orchestras in their respective city. That is not quite as true these days.
Christopher Nichols
1st Infantry Division Band

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: Ken Shaw 2017
Date:   2006-01-25 16:30

Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr is the equal of any player in the world and could easily have a major symphony position if she wanted it.

She has chosen to teach at Michigan State University and commission hundreds of new works for her trio with her husband on violin and various pianists. See http://www.verdehr.com/.

And don't forget Sabine Meyer.

Ken Shaw

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: Danny Boy 
Date:   2006-01-25 23:17

Angela Malsbury...London Mozart Players.

If she sees this and spots I've called her a grandmother, don't expect to ever see me on the board again!!

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 Re: clarinet grandmothers
Author: graham 
Date:   2006-01-26 16:03

The first significant female British clarinettist was Pauline Juler (1940s). She "retired" when she married a conductor. This was tragic for clarinet playing. I suppose that it would be less likely to happen now.

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