NaZir McFadden

NaZir M.

Philadelphia, PA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My aim in teaching is to create a situation where students become enthusiastic and confident about understanding and performing the music they learn. I try to teach not only basic fundamentals but also to encourage students to develop thought patterns to think like professionals musicians.

About NaZir M.

Na’Zir is a clarinetist and conductor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attends the DePaul University School of Music for studies in Clarinet Performance and Orchestral Conducting.

On February 28th, 2017 Na’Zir made his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra Yannick Nezet Seguin claimed Na’Zir as “Pop Up Guest Conductor 2017.” The Philadelphia Orchestra posted a picture of Na’Zir, Yannick, and CEO with a caption stating “A Future Music Director is among us, Na’Zir takes the stage leading the POA alongside Music Director Yannick Nezet Seguin.”

For the past three years, Na’Zir has been an apprentice to the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Music Director, Beatrice Affron. He has assisted Maestra Affron in George Balanchine’s production of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Recently he traveled to Europe to participate in the International Institute for Conductors, where he studied with Maestro Ovidiu Balan of the Bacau Philharmonic.

Na’Zir has performed as a clarinetist in many musical ensembles including The Philadelphia Sinfonia, Philadelphia Young Artist Orchestra, Philadelphia All-City Orchestra, PMEA District 12 Band and Orchestra, National Take a Stand Festival Orchestra, and The Curtis Institute Young Artist Program. Currently, he is the clarinetist of the Ramen Wind Quintet of DePaul University.

In 2018, he participated in the All-City Philadelphia Concerto Competition where he placed fourth, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major K.622 with pianist Hugh Sung. Na’Zir has performed in masterclasses hosted by musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and the Seattle Symphony.

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Josh
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Na’Zir is a great teacher and performer!

Posted Feb 7, 2020

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Experience

Substitute Clarinetist
Jun 2018 - Present

Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra Apprentice
Oct 2017 - Present

Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra

Clarinet Instructor
Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

School District of Philadephia Summer Institute

Auxiliary Clarinetist
Jun 2017 - Aug 2018

Curtis Institute Artist Orchestra

Education

Clarinet Performance/ Orchestra Conducting
Sep 2018 - Present

DePaul University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Artist Recognition
Sep 2018

PMAY Artist Initiative

Artist Recognition
Sep 2017

The Primavera Fund

Career Grant
Jan 2017

Fresh Smiles Organization

Awards

4th Place (Tie)
May 2018

All City Philadelphia Orchestra

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