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D Stanley Hasty - Retired Solo Clarinetist in Rochester Philharmonic; Professor Emeritus at Eastman School of Music and Major Teacher Legend
In Memoriam - 22 June 2011
D Stanley Hasty is considered one of the most respected Clarinetists and teacher of this age, with the wealth of professional high visability positions in major Orchestras around the United States as listed below, and especially his special position as the major teacher at the Eastman School of Music, having been the mentor of countless numbers of successful students who have achieved major Orchestral positions in all the major Symphonies in the US and abroad. Many of the great names now sitting in these Orchestras were past Alumni of Eastman under his hand. Students such as Larry Combs, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, James Pyne, David Etheridge, Michael Webster, Peter Hadcock, Kenneth Grant, and others are products of his teaching and inspiration. The below biography gives a quick summary of Mr Hasty's accomplishments.
19 March 2012
D Stanley Hasty Tribute by former Eastman Student and Professor at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) Kevin Schempf 19 March 2012
Bowling Green, Ohio USA
7 May 2010
Stanley Hasty 90th Birthday Celebration held in his honor by Former Students and the Eastman School of Music held 7 May 2010 in Rochester, New York
Rochester, New York USA
A stellar gathering of former students from the Eastman School of Music, from all over the United States, came to honor the 90th Birthday of their principal teacher and mentor D Stanley Hasty, a teaching legend at this great school and one of the most important pedagogical influences of the last century, along with Robert Marcellus of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Leon Russianoff in New York. Credentials and success stories in securing major Orchestral positions all over the United States and abroad and teaching positions at major Universities are attributed to Mr Hasty's teaching concepts, his own experience as a major Principal Clarinetist in several 1st line Orchestras here in the States, and his position as Solo Clarinetist in the Rochester Philharmonic, where many Eastman students gained valuable experience in working with him in that Orchestra. There was a special Dinner in his honor with former students of note giving testimonials about their experience with him from notables as Larry Combs from the Chicago Symphony, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr from Michigan State University and Director of her Verdehr Trio, Michael Webster from Rice University, Kenneth Grant, present Professor at Eastman, David Etheridge, Professor at Oklahoma University, and several others. The event was organized by Ray Ricker, Saxophone Professor and Director of Jazz Studies, Elsa Verdehr, and the Eastman Alumni Office. An honor event like this surely was emotionally packed for all, especially Mr Hasty who will forever be esteemed by not only those who came here, but by their students who will be the 2nd and 3rd generation recipients of his teaching legacy. What is so important here is the history being made with living legends and being a part of it along with the reunion element. This event surely will never be forgotten. During the ClarinetFest 2010 in Austin, Texas, a special Lecture and a 2 hour in his honor was performed with many of his former students who were at Eastman.
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