Music Credentials

Statement of Purpose:
This was a very special way of doing these things, due to my clarinet teacher being blind from diabetes and to proliferate his sharing in a very valid way for everyone, not just a few. Musical Lineage consists of on Clarinet – Simeon Bellison, Daniel Bonade, Robert Marcellus, and Alan Balter Conducting/Interpretation Lineage, varied and multidiscipline.
Treatise – Live Oration and Performance on the Sackbut and the 3 keyed D Clarinet, with a lecture discussion on the development of the instrument and it’s implication in the tonal colorings of the orchestra.
Treatise – Discussions with Robert Marcellus on the Mozart Concerto and the Mozart Quintet, with discussion and performance. (IE: The transitional period between the Classical and Romantic Periods of World/Musical History and the implications on interpretation thereof).
The Teachers: (Freelance Performance Artist)
On Clarinet:
Robert Marcellus Principle Clarinetist Cleveland Orchestra,
Northwestern University, Cleveland Conservatory
Maestro Alan Balter Conductor Memphis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Akron
Symphony, Winner Tokyo Grand Prix Conducting
Principle Clarinetist Atlanta Symphony
Leon Russianoff Julliard
Anthony D’Andrea University of Tennessee
Robert Hodge Milan, Tennessee, Lead Tenor Count Basie Orchestra
Dr. James Gholson University of Memphis, Principle Clarinet Memphis Symphony
Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic (1980)
Coach Carnegie Hall performance of sonata
Aaron Copland Master Classes on Copland Concerto and other compositions
Mr. Pete Evans Milan High School Band
Dr. Wright University of Memphis
Mr. Alan Rippe University of Memphis
Mr. Robert Hodge Milan High School

Studies with:
Miss Francis McFadden Presbyterian Day School
Berl Olswanger Berl Olswanger Studios
Angie Case Newport University of Memphis
Dr. Charles Parham Organist, First United Methodist Church
Mrs. Jerome P. Robertson Organist, Second Presbyterian Church
Mr. Tommy Ashcraft Minister of Music, Second Presbyterian Church
Robert Shaw Atlanta, Chorus Studies, Shaw Chorale
George Beverly Shea Billy Graham Crusades
Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Interpretations with Instrumentals

Conducting studies and Master Classes:
Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic
Clarinet Sonata, Conducting, Composition, New York City
James Levine Metropolitan Opera
Choral/Orchestral Conducting, Interpretation
Alan Balter Memphis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony.
San Francisco Conservatory
Clarinet, Conducting, Computer
Robert Shaw Atlanta
Choral/Orchestral Conducting
Francis Macbeth University of Miami
Wind Ensemble Arranging, Conducting
Alfred Reed University of Miami
Arranging, Conducting
Freddy Fennel Eastman School of Music
Wind Ensemble Methodology
John Williams Composer and conductor of Boston Pops
Conducting, Interpretation
Hideo Suzuki Osaka, Japan
Suzuki Method
Cliff Baker Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Staging, Acting, Vocals
Currently CEO/Artistic Director of Wildwood Park for the Arts on the western edge of Little Rock, Arkansas. The park focuses on multidisipinary experiences, exploring the Culinary, Horticultural, Literary, Visual, Healing and Performing Arts.
Founder/Producing Artistic Director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre (1976-l999)
Corporate Leadership Consultant with Goss-Reid Associates (l999 to present)
Dr. Burton Fine Principle Violist, Boston Symphony
String Ensembles and Solo Interpretative Analysis
John Rutter Memphis, Tennessee/London England
Performance, Conducting, Interpretation, Rhythmic Complexities
Dr. Donald Freund University of Memphis
Premiere Performance of Mass
Professional Organizations/Affiliations:
U.S. Naval School of Music
Marine Band
First Marine Aircraft Wing Band, Soloist/Concertmaster
First Marine Division Band, Soloist/Section Leader/Concertmaster
Memphis Symphony, Clarinet
Various pit orchestras on Broadway, London and tours, Arkansas Rep
Clinician Milan High School Bands, TMEA, Private Instruction, Ensemble Coaching

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