Contact:

Dr. Todd Waldecker, Professor of Clarinet, MTSU

Todd.Waldecker@mtsu.edu        615-898-2490

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We are extremely proud of the positions MTSU Clarinet Studio graduates have secured in the fields of music industry, music education, performance, graduate study and entrepreneurship.  Listed below are a few examples:

Alumni Accomplishments

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Music Industry and Business

The Vandoren Corporation

NAXOS of America

The International Clarinet Association

Music and Arts

Buffet Crampon

The Eastman Music Company

KHS Musical Instruments

The Nashville Symphony

Interlochen Arts Camp

The Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts

Onks Musical Services

Clarinets by Copeland

Concord Music-Nashville

Sunset Boulevard Studios - Nashville

Universal Music Publishing Group

Teaching Positions

Teaching Positions are held by Clarinet Studio Alumni in Elementary and Secondary Public and

Private School Districts throughout Tennessee and the Southeast.

MTSU Clarinet Studio Alumni have also held professorships at The University of Southern Mississippi, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Southwest Baptist University (Missouri), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Concordia University (Illinois), Luther College (Iowa), and SE Louisiana State University.

Graduate School Acceptances

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Harvard University

Michigan State University

Northwestern University

Florida State University

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Longy School of Music at Bard College

University of Cincinnati-Conservatory 

Oberlin Conservatory

Texas Tech University

University of Texas-Austin

Columbus State University

Summer Festivals

Eastern Music Festival

Belgian Clarinet Academy

Buffet Clarinet Academy

ARIA Music Festival

Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Hot Springs Music Festival

Wintergreen Music Festival

Masterworks Music Festival

Competitions

MTSU Clarinetists frequently participate in Competitions and have been named winners in:

The Tom Naylor Memorial Solo Artist Competition, First Place

International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition, Semi-Finalist

International Clarinet Association Orchestral Audition Competitions, Finalist

The Beethoven Club Competition of Memphis, First Place

Tennessee Music Teacher National Association Young Artist  Solo Competition, State Winner

Tennessee Music Teacher National Association Chamber Music Competition, State Winner

Ronald Sachs International Musical Competition, Finalist

Joan Derryberry Concerto Competition, First Place