Clarinet Studio at University of Arizona
The clarinet studio at the University of Arizona offers the benefit of individualized study and personal attention. Students have the opportunity to have their learning experience tailored to their needs and career goals. The clarinet studio is a supportive environment where students have the social support to encourage each other in personal growth and development.
Studio classes are offered weekly with an abundance of performance opportunities and topics such as orchestral repertoire, career development, entreprenuership, reeds, new music, and performance anxiety. Students are encouraged to be creative, entrepreneural, goal-oriented, and collaborative. They also have the opportunity of attending many live performances and working with many world-class faculty and guest artists, as well as access to a state-of-the-art recording studio.
About the Professor
Associate Professor, Applied Intercultural Arts Research - GIDP
Music Bldg, Room 250
Hailed for her “robust playing and virtuosic performance” (San Diego Tribune) and “beautiful and clear tone” (The Clarinet Magazine), Jackie Glazier is an active soloist, chamber musician, orchestral clarinetist, pedagogue, and advocate of new music. As associate professor of clarinet at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, Glazier is a committed pedagogue and mentor to future generations of clarinetists, and a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia at many prestigious venues, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
Glazier is a founding member of the clarinet and saxophone ensemble, Duo Entre-Nous, with Belgian-based saxophonist Don-Paul Kahl. The duo is active in commissioning, performing, and recording works for clarinet and saxophone, and has been responsible for the creation of over 20 new works for the genre since 2016. In April 2021, they released their debut album, Fresh Ink, on Equilibrium Records, which received acclaim by The Saxophonist magazine.
Much of her work is connected to contemporary performance and intercultural arts research. Her performances have featured many world premieres, experimentation with choreography, multimedia, technology and exploration of scientific fields and the human experience. As a soloist and chamber musician, Glazier has recorded for Parma, Centaur, Naxos, Toccata Classics, Mark Records, Equilibrium Records, New Sound Records, and Navona Records. In addition, Glazier is a frequent orchestral performer, having played with orchestras across the country as guest principal, second, Eb and bass clarinetist.
An active clinician and educator, Jackie has presented guest master classes at major universities throughout the United States. She has earned degrees from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, and Florida State University. Jackie was named one of the University of Florida’s Outstanding Young Alumni in 2018. She is an artist with Buffet-Crampon and Vandoren, and performs exclusively on Buffet-Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds.
University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music
The mission of the Fred Fox School of Music is to prepare students as musicians, scholars, and teachers, and to provide the community with performance, scholarship, and education. The University of Arizona has offered instruction in music since the late 1800’s. Today, the Fred Fox School of Music ranks among the country’s foremost institutions of higher education in music.
A nationally and internationally recognized faculty of artists and scholars provides instruction, inspiration, and guidance to the School’s approximately 400 music majors. Fred Fox School of Music graduates hold significant teaching, performing, and administrative positions throughout the country and abroad. In the years ahead, The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music will continue to play an important role in the training of performing artists, teachers, and scholars.
The School offers a wide variety of degree programs and musical experiences, and presents over 300 concerts and recitals each year. Performing ensembles tour both within and outside the state. Internationally known artists, scholars, and clinicians are brought to the campus for concerts, workshops, lectures, clinics, and master classes.
Scholarships / Resources
The UA Fred Fox School of Music has a very well-developed and diverse scholarship program. Your completed UA Application and Fred Fox School of Music Application and Audition serve as your application for scholarship consideration. There are a variety of ways in which financial assistance packages can be put together for students. These awards range from State of Arizona-based tuition remissions to Fellowships and privately endowed scholarships.
The Fred Fox School of Music Scholarship Committee endeavors to make awards to deserving students by April of each year after reviewing all recommendations following auditions and interviews by the various faculty panels, taking into account the needs of the Fred Fox School of Music. The successful student will demonstrate a high level of music accomplishment on a given instrument or voice, along with an admirable academic record and educational aptitude.
The clarinet studio offers a unique assistantship for a graduate-level student to be part of the resident ensemble, the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet. In addition, the clarinet studio also has a teaching assistantship that is awarded to a deserving masters or doctoral student, who will assist Professor Glazier in teaching and administrative duties.