Jennifer Deudkoontod, clarinet

Jennifer-D-PhotoJennifer Deudkoontod's clarinet adventures began in middle school. She started on the path of festivals and competitions that continued well throughout high school. Various clinics, such as Solo & Ensemble, All-Region, All-State Bands, and the cultivation of numerous chamber ensembles kept her busy, as she displayed the buds of virtuosity and proficiency on her instrument. These high-paced musical endeavors led her to the Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. Under the tutelage of Harry Hill, she performed several landmark clarinet masterpieces on and off the stage.

As Jennifer furthered her appreciation for the sublime art, she was led to study with Dr. Phil A. Thompson, Robert Spring, and Joseph Eller at Winthrop University, Arizona State University, and the University of South Carolina, respectively. Within these venues, an even deeper connection to the clarinet world and repertoire caught fire as she performed voraciously. She was also simultaneously given the opportunity to study and cultivate her interest in Music Theory, with Dr. Ellon Carpenter, Dr. Amy Holbrook, who studied with Darius Milhaud, and renowned teacher and pianist, Dr. Tomoko Deguchi. While completing her graduate work, Ms. Deudkoontod worked as an avid Music Theory tutor to undergraduate students.

Jennifer has had the privilege of playing under the baton of Dr. Lourinda Crochet, Dr. William Malambri, Dr. Stanley Michalski, Frank B. Wickes, and currently Dr. Terry Roberts and Kelly Jokisch. Ms. Deudkoontod has performed in Navarcles, Malgrat de Mar and Masserat, Spain. She enjoys reading, performing, purchasing sheet music, playing in chamber ensembles for any instrumentation including clarinet (especially those in the Spanish vein and Prokofiev), listening to Horowitz recordings, and visiting art museums. Stravinsky, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos, and Revueltas are among her favorite composers. Jennifer plays R-13 Buffet Crampon clarinets and plans to teach on a collegiate level in the future.

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