Celeste Markey

Celeste M.

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Experienced teacher of 12 years! I've worked with ages 5-65 on a variety of instruments including, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, piano, and bass clarinet. Lessons and curriculum are fully customized to the needs of each student, and I have a process in place to improve your technique in just 3 weeks' time! We'll also work on fundamentals of embouchure, air support, music theory, ear-training, sight-reading, and more! Let's get curious, and let's get started.

About Celeste M.

In demand as an orchestral musician, Celeste Markey has performed with a variety of orchestras across the United States on both clarinet and bass clarinet, including the Fort Collins Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic in Colorado, the Richmond and Williamsburg Symphonies in Virginia, the Fayetteville Symphony (North Carolina), the Charleston Symphony (South Carolina), the Las Colinas and Austin Symphonies in Texas, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. She can also be heard as principal clarinet on the Dallas Chamber Choir’s 2019 Spotify album of Mozart’s Requiem.

Celeste has participated in numerous music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado, two international tours with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas to Europe and the Caribbean, the Brevard Music Center, and two seasons with Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2016, Celeste was a featured performer at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, joining her mentor Chicago Symphony bass clarinetist Lawrie Bloom and seven of his former students for an all-bass clarinet recital entitled “Lawrie Bloom and Friends.” As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with musicians such as Alex Kerr, David Cooper, Almita Vamos, Erin Hannigan, William Ludwig, and Alcides Rodriguez, as well as the Escher String Quartet.

Committed to educating the next generation of clarinetists, Celeste maintains a private teaching studio in Dallas, and has given masterclasses in the United States, Germany, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Former students have gone on to pursue music performance and education at SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Fredonia, New York University, the University of Kansas, Ithaca College, Cal State Long Beach, and Cal State Fullerton. Celeste served on the faculty of the Mahanaim School’s collegiate conservatory in Huntington, New York for the 2016-2017 academic year, and is also a Teaching Artist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Young Musicians Program.


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Master of Music - Clarinet Performance
Sep 2011 - Jun 2013

Northwestern University

Bachelor of Music Performance - Clarinet
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010

University of California - Irvine


Limited Proficiency

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2016
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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