Gettysburg College Clarinet Day
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sunderman Conservatory of Music
Schmucker Memorial Hall, Gettysburg College
Hosted by Adjunct Assistant Professor Aaron D. Scott
With Guest Artists Eugene Mondie and The United States Army Clarinet Quintet, "Pershing's Own"
Assistant Principal & E Flat Clarinet of National Symphony Orchestra
Eugene Mondie is currently the Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinetist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Appointed by Leonard Slatkin in the spring of 2000, Eugene has also served as Principal of the Spokane Symphony, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and as acting Principal of the Charleston Symphony.
As a member of the National Symphony he has given master classes throughout the United States on their annual residencies as well as here in the Washington, D.C. area. Internationally, he has taught master classes and taught privately as well at music festivals in Japan and Taiwan ROC. In addition he teaches clarinet at CUA.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College and his Masters of Music from DePaul University. His primary teachers have been Donald Montanaro, Larry Combs and Larry McDonald.
Eugene is an Artist for Vandoren and Buffet Crampon.
The U.S. Army Clarinet Quintet has established itself as one of the first ensembles of its kind by adding a fifth member to the more traditional clarinet quartet. This allows the quintet an unparalleled flexibility in instrumentation and creates the groups signature sound. The Quintet performs frequently throughout the National Capital Region providing musical support for official Army functions, as well as bringing music to schools and universities with its educational outreach programs and masterclasses. The Quintet has also been featured in recital performances at The United States Air Force Band Clarinet Symposium, The Brevard Summer Music Festival, Gettysburg College Clarinet Day, The United States Navy Band Clarinet Day, and the Quintet can be heard frequently performing on The United States Army Band chamber music series.
The Quintet is dedicated to expanding the repertoire by commissioning new works for this unique instrumentation. In February 2014, the quintet premiered its first commission Nightsounds by Jeff Cortazzo at historic Brucker Hall at Ft. Myer. The work was so well received that the quintet was invited to repeat their performance at the largest international clarinet convention, ClarinetFest 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For more information on how to request The U.S. Army Clarinet Quintet for performance, please visit us online at usarmyband.com.
Professional Wind Instrument Consultants of New Jersey (PWIC)