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Five New Compositions for Unaccompanied Clarinet

January 23, 7:00 pm

free admission

Five New Compositions for Unaccompanied Clarinet

A clarinet lecture-recital by Dr Olivia Meadows (guest artist)

Dr. Meadows will demonstrate extended techniques on the clarinet through five new works for solo clarinet, by Zachary Bush, Joshua Gottry, Kurt Mehlenbacher, Spencer Brand, and Eric Mandat.

Born in New York and raised in Florida, Dr. Olivia Meadows received her Doctorate of Musical Arts (2019) and Master of Music Performance (2016) degrees in clarinet performance at Arizona State University, where she worked closely with Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner for four years. In addition, she earned a Bachelor of Music (2014) in clarinet performance from Florida State University where she studied with Dr. Frank Kowalsky and Dr. Deborah Bish.

Recently relocated to Honolulu, HI, Dr. Meadows is an active teacher and performer in the area. She’s been honored to perform with ensembles including the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Boys Choir, and the top ensembles at ASU, and has held master classes with the Phoenix Youth Symphony and at the University of Central Arkansas, and performed lecture recitals at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sacramento State University, and San Jose State University. In 2018, she won 2nd prize at the Arizona chapter of the National Society for Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, and has performed world premieres of newly commissioned clarinet duos with her colleague and friend Shengwen Wu at the 2018 and 2019 International ClarinetFests. She currently teaches as Co-Curricular Faculty (Clarinet) at Punahou School and plays regularly with the Royal Hawaiian Band.

Her doctoral project, “A Program of Study for 21st Century Clarinet Techniques Featuring Five New Compositions for Unaccompanied Clarinet“, is focused on pedagogy and the creation of teaching repertoire for some contemporary techniques.


January 23
7:00 pm
free admission


Music at Mānoa


Music Dept Room 36 (Choral Room)
2411 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822 United States
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