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A Review of the Pedagogy of Five American University Clarinet Professors of the 21st Century through Observation and Interviews
There are many books and articles that have been written about the great clarinet pedagogues and teachers of the past that serve as resources for students and teachers alike. There are significantly fewer resources on current pedagogues of the twenty-first century, one of which includes Margaret Dees’s treatise, “A Review of Eight University Clarinet Studios: An Investigation of Pedagogical Style, Content and Philosophy Through Observations and Interviews” (2005, Florida State University). This document continues her research and offers a small glimpse into the studios of Dr. Diane Barger at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Deborah Bish at Florida State University, Dr. Mary Alice Druhan at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Kenneth Grant at the Eastman School of Music, and Dr. Eric Mandat at Southern Illinois University. Rather than being a comprehensive overview, it provides a snapshot of their pedagogies. Included is a biography, a “descriptive narrative” of four lessons, and an interview with each professor. This research is intended to benefit musicians of all ages and walks of life, as there is always something to learn from those who have spent years teaching and refining their craft.
Cowley, Season, "A Review of the Pedagogy of Five American University Clarinet Professors of the 21st Century through Observation and Interviews" (2020). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI28259476.