Elizabeth Ann Clare is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at the Sunderman Conservatory where she teaches bassoon, coaches chamber music and performs with the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet. Beth Ann was born and raised in Austin, TX. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Kristin Wolfe Jensen, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where her teachers were William Winstead and Martin James.
Ms. Clare is an active orchestral and chamber musician. Before moving to Washington, D.C., she was second bassoonist with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As a freelancer, she has performed with the Baltimore Lyric Opera, Washington Concert Opera, the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the Austin Symphony, and the San Antonio Symphony, among others. She also had the privilege of performing with the CCM Chamber Players in Ireland in 2007.
Ms. Clare derives her greatest musical joy from teaching. She has led master classes for Longhorn Music Camp at UT Austin and thoroughly enjoys weekly lessons with students in her private studio. Her passion for education also led her on a two-year adventure in D.C. public schools, where she worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer and as a coordinator for a nonprofit literacy and mentoring organization. Beth Ann lives in the D.C. area with her husband and daughter.
Elizabeth Ann Clare
Adjunct Assistant Professor
B.M., University of Texas, Austin
M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music