My purpose is to empower others to think for themselves. I empower creativity in others and give them the feeling it is ok to be creative and push boundaries in their lives and way of living. I listen and hear roadblocks to fulfilling dreams and I give solutions through active listening and a creative approach to personal problem solving. I give people questions to find the answers to and when they do, those roadblocks begin to disappear!
Jere Kizer Douglas, Clarinetists, Clinician and Performance Artist is the winner of the Lubrani Clarinet Award for Clarinet Performance Excellence at University of Memphis for 3 years. He has performed as a soloist with the First Marine Aircraft Wing Band, First Marine Division Band, University of Memphis Wind Ensemble, Arkansas Repertory Theatre and various on and off Broadway Productions, including the world premiere of “Good Woman of Schezchuan” based on a Berthold Brecht play.
Jere has performed with the Germantown Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow and Joyce Cobb. As a clinician, Jere has taught around the US of A, including through the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the City of Milan School System, TMEA. He has performed as guest soloist in Japan, England, Australia, Korea, Thailand, China, Germany, and Artist in Residence “The Clearing” Sister Bay Wisconsin, Woodwind Specialist Arkansas Repertory Theatee and across the United States with various chamber ensembles doing world premieres/commissions of works by various composers.
Jere studied with Robert Marcellus, Alan Balter, Dr. Jim Gholson, Anthony D’Andrea, Robert Hodge, Leonard Bernstein and various others. Jere holds degrees and awards from various universities and conservatories.