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Introducing Artist VIP
Deborah Andrus - Second and Eb clarinetist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and member of the SATORI Chamber Ensemble and the East Winds Quintet; Artist-Lecturer in Clarinet at Moravian College and Lehigh University
Andrus is the second and Eb clarinetist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra,
and is a member of the SATORI Chamber Ensemble and the East Winds Quintet.
Before moving to Pennsylvania, she held the principal clarinet position with the
Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra for three years. She has performed with many
ensembles in the United States, including the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Baton
Rouge Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony, the Central Ohio Symphony, the New
Columbian Brass Band and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. In 2010, Dr. Andrus gave
concerts and masterclasses in mainland China with Pennsylvania-based Trio
Currently, Dr. Andrus is the Artist-Lecturer in Clarinet at Moravian College and Lehigh University where she teaches clarinet and directs the clarinet ensembles. In 2009, she was the recipient of the T. Edgar Shields prize for Outstanding Studio Teaching at Moravian College. Before moving to Pennsylvania she was Professor of Clarinet at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Dr. Andrus is the founder and director of More Music!, an after-school chamber music program by Community Music School at Broughal Middle School in Bethlehem.
Dr. Andrus earned her doctorate in 1998 as a Presidential Fellow at The Ohio State University, a Master of Music from Michigan State University and her Bachelor of Music from The Crane School at SUNY Potsdam. Her teachers include Alan Woy, James Pyne, Theodore Oien, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Mark Nuccio.
Summers find her teaching and performing at the New England Music Camp in Sidney, Maine. Dr. Andrus is an Artist-Clinician for the Buffet Group USA, and plays Buffet R-13 clarinets.
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