Jennifer Iles
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Jennifer Iles

Jennifer I.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello! I'm Jenny and I love teaching and playing the clarinet. If you are looking for a fun, unique experience tailored to you, then contact me about lessons. Each lesson is structured to suit individual needs, while providing a solid foundation in fundamentals. Plus, you will learn to play music that you love! I have taught music for fifteen years and I am comfortable working with beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Take lessons, expand your musicianship skills, and have fun!

About Jennifer I.

Jennifer teaches clarinet and woodwind techniques at Lamar University. She serves as the second clarinetist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, performs with the Brazos Valley Symphony in Bryan, Texas and is the clarinetist for Portable Master Pieces, a nine-piece, Wyoming-based radio orchestra.

While completing her doctorate at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Jennifer served as Acting Second Clarinet with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and performed with groups such as Opera Las Vegas, the Nevada Ballet, the Nevada Pops, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. In 2013, she won the UNLV Concerto Competition performing Scott McAllister’s X-Concerto. She has also performed as principle and bass clarinetists with the North Texas Wind Symphony.

Before joining the faculty at Lamar, Jennifer taught elementary music at Samuel Walker Houston Elementary and managed private lesson studios in Conroe ISD, Montgomery ISD, Frisco ISD, and Lewisville ISD. Her devotion to music education influenced her dissertation, "The Changing Role of the Bass Clarinet: Support for its integration into the modern clarinet studio,” which includes a suggested curriculum incorporating pedagogy for both soprano and bass clarinet. She has presented her research and served as guest clinician at multiple regional institutions including McNeese State University, Louisiana College and Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.


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Mary Wagnon McManus
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Dr. Jennifer Iles is an excellent teacher. She is meticulous with her lessons and has the experience needed to teach all ages. She has a great love of music and this love transmits itself in her every lesson. She can help anyone gain confidence in their performance and guide them to be the very best they can be. Look no further for the most qualified teacher! You have found her!

Posted Jun 3, 2021

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Doctor of Musical Arts
Aug 2011 - May 2015

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Master of Music Performance
Aug 2006 - Dec 2008

University of North Texas

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 2001 - Dec 2005

McNeese State University


International Clarinet Association
Jan 2006
The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.
Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2006
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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