Lee University Clarinet Curriculum

The clarinet curriculum at Lee University is tailored to help students prepare for a various careers in the music industry. Read about the courses offered for our clarinet students below:


Students receive 12 weekly private lessons with Dr. Humberd, where they work on technique exercises, etudes, and solo pieces.

Studio Class

Students take part in weekly studio classes held on Monday evenings where they can perform for each other, work on their teaching skills, and learn about various clarinet topics.

Guest Masterclasses

Our students frequently have the opportunity to perform for guest clarinetists. Recent guest artists have included Ricardo Morales and Spencer Prewitt.

Pedagogy Class

Our clarinet pedagogy course is designed to prepare performance students to teach at the highest level upon graduation. Students will leave this course with the tools they need to launch a private lessons business, including a private lessons contract, teaching experience, repertoire lists, fee structure, tax information, and management and marketing skills.

Literature Class

The literature course is offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and is designed to introduce students to a diverse body of clarinet repertoire from both a historical and performance perspective.

Large Ensembles

Clarinet students at Lee have the opportunity to participate in several large performing ensembles, including Symphonic Band, a touring ensemble directed by Mark Bailey, Wind Ensemble, directed by David Holsinger, and the Lee University Symphony Orchestra, led by Sara Pearson.

Chamber Music

Students may also enroll in our Chamber Music course to perform in mixed-instrument small ensembles.

For even more information about music at Lee, check out our degree programs here: https://www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/music/

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