Gary June
Jenison, MI
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Gary June

Gary J.

Jenison, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I work with my students to help them develop their own expressive musical voices. We will use technical exercises, etudes, solo pieces, and other repertoire to give students the knowledge and tools to approach any challenge!

I have 15 years of experience teaching all levels of clarinet students, including everyone from absolute beginners to advanced collegiate players. My junior high and high school students regularly place highly in state Solo & Ensemble and All-State festivals, and have been accepted into top university music programs. My college students have won national competitions, been accepted into summer music festivals, and have been placed in major graduate programs with full scholarship.

I look forward to getting to know each student individually so that we can work together to make them into the best clarinetists, musicians, and artists they can be!

About Gary J.

I am a clarinetist and educator based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where I teach clarinet and general music courses at Grand Valley State University. As an orchestral musician, I am the 2nd/Eb clarinetist with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, a position I previously held with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Likewise, I regularly play with orchestras such as the Grand Rapids Symphony, the West Michigan Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. As a committed educator of primary and secondary-aged students, I have and active private teaching schedule, and I spend summers teaching and playing at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Illinois Summer Youth Music Pre-College Clarinet Camp.

As a soloist and chamber musician I regularly play recitals at universities throughout the United States. In 2018 in traveled with my clarinet/piano duo, the Amosa Duo, to Tawain to present a series of recitals and master classes. As a member of GVSU’s faculty Wind Quintet, I have traveled to the Czech Republic to give master classes and perform at the Janacek Music Festival.

I can be heard on the GVSU New Music Ensemble’s celebrated recording of Terry Riley’s In C: Remixed and Sinfonia da Camera’s to-be-released recording of Bohuslav Martin’s ballet, Stin. I hold degrees from Grand Valley State University and the University of Colorado-Boulder, and I completed my Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I served as the clarinet studio Teaching Assistant and wrote my thesis on contemporary Finnish clarinet music. My principal teachers include Dr. Arthur Campbell, Daniel Silver, and J. David Harris.

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