Adella Carlson

Clarinet, Piano

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I recently received my BA in Music Performance, graduating summa cum laude from the University Honors Program at Eastern Connecticut State University. My primary teachers are Chris Howard, of the US Coast Guard band, and Andy Hudson and Anthony Taylor, who I am currently earning my MM with at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. During my Bachelor's degree at ECSU, I also studied piano with Rebecca Calissi. In my undergrad, I was a four time member of the New England Intercollegiate Band, 3 times as principal clarinetist and once as winner of the solo competition. I was also selected to perform in the music department honors recital all four years, as well as receiving the university's Undergraduate Creative Activity Fellowship and Outstanding Honors Thesis Award. I have spent summers at Brevard Music Center and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. In high school I was a member of many region, state, and national ensembles and can help students thoroughly prepare for those types of auditions. I am also able to help clarinet students of any age and skill level improve all facets of their playing. Don't hesitate to send me a message with any questions- I look forward to hearing from you!

I have now been teaching privately for 2 years and currently have an online studio of 15 students of a wide age and experience range. I emphasize the practice of fundamentals in my teaching to ensure that students are building a strong foundation and learning to practice effectively and efficiently. I will tailor lessons to the specific goals of each student, helping them to improve their playing holistically while also learning the repertoire they are choosing to focus on. Students will learn to play with proper hand position, embouchure, and air support while improving their technique and musicality in order to find their own individual voice.

BA Music Performance, Eastern Connecticut State University (Honors Program) MM Clarinet Performance, UNC Greensboro (in progress) Alumni, Brevard Music Center and Philadelphia International Music Festival Intern, Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Specific repertoire will be based on each student's specific needs and goals. Recommended texts for beginners are the Essential Elements and Rubank series. For more advanced players, the Klose method, Rose etudes, and Baermann method are highly recommended to start. I will also supplement these books with additional materials.

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