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KU Clarinetists across the country, across the world


Richard Adger outside with his clarinet

Richard Adger, KU BM '17, MM ’19, MMA ’20, will be the 2020–2021 Morse Postgraduate Fellow in the Yale School of Music’s Music in Schools Initiative starting in September. Read more: Fostering confidence: music-making and personal development (Photo credit: Matt Fried)

The AdZel Duo (Stephanie Zelnick, KU professor of clarinet, and Mariam Adam) hosted their first AdZel Duo Virtual Clarinet Day, featuring clarinetists Ricardo Morales and David Krakauer. Over 45 students from around the world attended. 

Chris Nichols, KU DMA '11, received tenure as clarinet professor at the University of Delaware:

Hilary Lowery, KU DMA '20, clarinet, is the new professor of clarinet at Bemidji State University. 

Madelyn Moore, KU DMA '15, was recently awarded the position of assistant professor of clarinet at New Mexico State University.


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