Guest clarinetist Dr. Kelly Austermann visited UNO on Friday, March 29 and gave an excellent masterclass for the School of Music’s clarinet students. Students received instruction on their jury selections and got to hear about the freelance work Dr. Austemann does in the St. Louis area. Dr. Austermann and Dr. McIvor also put on a duo recital that evening, performing music inspired by folk traditions around the world.
Dr. Austermann has performed with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, the Gateway Festival Orchestra, the Greensboro Philharmonia, the Fountain Hills Chamber Players, the Desert Bloom Clarinet Trio, Casella Sinfonietta, the Saint Louis Wind Symphony, the Vintage Brass Band, El Monstero, and the Lettermen. She can be heard in solo clarinet passages on the Grammy-nominated CD, Fireworks! released under the Equilibrium label and on In This Hid Clearing released under the Naxos label.