Skype Clarinet, Saxophone Tutor> Jere Douglas

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Clarinet, Saxophone

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Houston , USA

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$80.00 U.S.

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(GMT -6:00) Central Time (US & Canada), Mexico City

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15 Minutes

Jere Douglas, award winning clarinetist and clinician, began his musical career on the piano at the tender age of 5 years old studying in the Berl Olswanger Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. He continued his musical growth in the junior and chancel choirs of Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis along with picking up the Clarinet in the 9th grade at Milan High School working under the tutelage of Mr. Robert Hodge. From these beginnings in classical and jazz, Jere has performed with the Germantown Symphony, Memphis Symphony, in musicals on Broadway and in London, with Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Joyce Cobb, Count Basie, Doobie Brothers, and is a well recognized session and pit musician. Jere is a freelance musician and has played in many of the major and minor symphonies as a fill in. As a clinician, Jere has taught around the US, including through the Mid-America Arts Alliance, TMEA, NAMTA and various regional and state organizations. He has performed as guest soloist with ensembles in Japan, England, Australia, Korea, Thailand, China, Germany, and as Artist in Residence at “The Clearing” Sister Bay, Wisconsin, Woodwind Specialist Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Jere is a sensitive performer with a unique edge to interpretations of works from Baroque to New Age, a specialist in new compositions and techniques looking to expand the repertoire for the clarinet though various ensemble mixtures and rhythmic complexities. His boundless energy is focused on commissioning works by new composers. His performances are inspiring and completely encompassing, taking audiences to a higher level of experience. Jere comes across the footlights with powerful musical statements that are inspiring to many.

U.S. Naval School of Music
Marine Band
First Marine Aircraft Wing Band
First Marine Division Band
Memphis Symphony
Various pit orchestras on Broadway, London and tours, Arkansas Rep
Clinician Milan High School Bands
ASCAP, SCAG, Actors Equity, Musicians Union, AFM/AFLCIO

Paris Opera “Pink Lady” Tokyo Japan
La Scala
Metropolitan Opera

Professional Pit Orchestra’s, Woodwind Doubler – On and Off Broadway/Regional
Chorus Line, New York
Evita, London, New York
Oklahoma, National Tour Revival, Memphis
Music Man
Phantom of the Opera, London, New York, National Tour Company B
Nureyev and Friends, National Tour
Nutcracker Ballet, New York City Ballet, Memphis Ballet
Sing For Your Supper
Ain’t Misbehavin, Broadway, Playhouse on the Square, Arkansas Rep
42nd Street, New York
Sound Of Music, Tour Marie Osmond
Sing For Your Supper, Arkansas Rep, National Tour
Good Woman of Szechuan, Arkansas Rep, Off Broadway
Guys and Dolls, Revival New York, Theatre Memphis, Orpheum Theatre
South Pacific, Regional Tour
Miss Tennessee/Miss America, Kelly Cash

Command Performances
White House Commands – Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Ford, Bush
Arkansas Governors’ Mansion – Gov. Clinton
Tennessee Governor’s Mansion – Gov Dunn, Gov McWherter, Gov. Blanton, Gov Alexander
Prince’s Trust Commands – Princess Dianna, Albert Hall
Queens Silver Jubilee – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Artist in Residence
The Clearing, Sister Bay Wisconsin
Woodwind Specialist, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, Arkansas
Mid America Arts Alliance
Iwakuni Commercial High School, Iwakuni, Japan
Suzuki Institute, Kyoto, Japan
Performers for Peace, Hiroshima, Japan

The Teachers: (Freelance Performance Artist)
On Clarinet:
Robert Marcellus Principle Clarinetist Cleveland Orchestra,
Northwestern University, Cleveland Conservatory
Maestro Alan Balter Conductor Memphis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Akron
Symphony, Winner Tokyo Grand Prix Conducting
Principle Clarinetist Atlanta Symphony
Leon Russianoff Julliard
Anthony D’Andrea University of Tennessee
Robert Hodge Milan, Tennessee, Lead Tenor Count Basie Orchestra
Dr. James Gholson University of Memphis, Principle Clarinet Memphis Symphony
Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic (1980)
Coach Carnegie Hall performance of sonata
Aaron Copland Master Classes on Copland Concerto and other compositions
Mr. Pete Evans Milan High School Band
Dr. Wright University of Memphis
Mr. Alan Rippe University of Memphis
Mr. Robert Hodge Milan High School

Studies with:
Miss Francis McFadden Presbyterian Day School
Berl Olswanger Berl Olswanger Studios
Angie Case Newport University of Memphis
Dr. Charles Parham Organist, First United Methodist Church
Mrs. Jerome P. Robertson Organist, Second Presbyterian Church
Mr. Tommy Ashcraft Minister of Music, Second Presbyterian Church
Robert Shaw Atlanta, Chorus Studies, Shaw Chorale
George Beverly Shea Billy Graham Crusades
Luciano Pavarotti Vocal Interpretations with Instrumentals

Conducting studies and Master Classes:
Leonard Bernstein New York Philharmonic
Clarinet Sonata, Conducting, Composition, New York City
James Levine Metropolitan Opera
Choral/Orchestral Conducting, Interpretation
Alan Balter Memphis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony.
San Francisco Conservatory
Clarinet, Conducting, Computer
Robert Shaw Atlanta
Choral/Orchestral Conducting
Francis Macbeth University of Miami
Wind Ensemble Arranging, Conducting
Alfred Reed University of Miami
Arranging, Conducting
Freddy Fennel Eastman School of Music
Wind Ensemble Methodology
John Williams Composer and conductor of Boston Pops
Conducting, Interpretation
Hideo Suzuki Osaka, Japan
Suzuki Method
Cliff Baker Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Staging, Acting, Vocals
Currently CEO/Artistic Director of Wildwood Park for the Arts on the western edge of Little Rock, Arkansas. The park focuses on multidisipinary experiences, exploring the Culinary, Horticultural, Literary, Visual, Healing and Performing Arts.
Founder/Producing Artistic Director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre (1976-l999)
Corporate Leadership Consultant with Goss-Reid Associates (l999 to present)
Dr. Burton Fine Principle Violist, Boston Symphony
String Ensembles and Solo Interpretative Analysis
John Rutter Memphis, Tennessee/London England
Performance, Conducting, Interpretation, Rhythmic Complexities
Dr. Donald Freund University of Memphis
Premiere Performance of Mass

Jere is an ardent supporter of personal growth and education and shares his life experiences through private coaching with students from around the world. He is also involved in various charitable organizations promoting health and wellbeing. An avid cook, reader, and civic organizer, Jere is a consummate well-rounded person.

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  • Monday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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  • Thursday: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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