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- Roger Garrett Bio -

Name: Roger Garrett
Hometown: Portland, OR
Education: B.M.E., M.M.
School: University of Michigan
Major: Music Education
Principal Instrument: Clarinet
Classes Taught:
Applied Clarinet, Symphonic Winds, Fundamentals of Conducting
Title: Assistant Professor of Music

Room Number: Presser Hall 209
Phone Number: 309-556-3268

Clarinet Performers:
David Shifrin, Sabine Meyer, Richard Stoltzman, John Bruce Yeh, Larry Combs.....and many others not mentioned
Conductors: No longer living - Bernstein, von Karajan,Solti. Living - Slatkin, Mehta, Levine, Maazel, and Ozawa.

Clarinet brand I use: I perform exclusively on Buffet clarinets, distributed by Boosey & Hawkes

Publishers of my music: Boosey & Hawkes Music, Inc., Ballerbach Music, and Roncorp Music Inc.

Major Orchestras/ Ensembles I’ve performed in:
Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, Peoria Opera Orchestra, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, and Colorado Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

Conducting Teachers: H. Robert Reynolds, Elizabeth Green, Donald Schliecher, and Carl St.Clair

Since the fall of 1988 Roger Garrett has been the full time clarinet professor at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, where his duties include teaching the Clarinet Studio, conducting the Symphonic Winds, and teaching the Fundamentals of Conducting Classes.

In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Titan Band between 1988 and 2000, other duties have included teaching Marching Band Practicum, Chamber Music coaching, student coaching for the Titan Band, and 14 years of managing and advising the Illinois Wesleyan University Recording Studio.  Prior to accepting his position at Illinois Wesleyan University, Mr. Garrett taught instrumental music and general music in the public schools of Longview, Washington, and Bozeman, Montana.

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Any questions, please contact me at the following address:

Roger Garrett
17 Cashel Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704

I can be reached at Illinois Wesleyan University:
Phone: (309) 556-3268

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