Double Bass Plays Key Role at Conference

September 21, 2010, ASJ 38.4
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American Suzuki Journal 38.4

Previously printed in American Suzuki Journal 38.4. Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2010 Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.

Nicole Castleberry Clouser

Nicole Castleberry Clouser  has a passion for instilling the love of music to others through music education. 

Nicole received her BM from Manhattan School of Music in New York City studying with Orin O’Brien and continued with graduate studies at the Julliard School but ultimately received her MM from McGill University in Montreal.

Nicole is an active performer in Cleveland, OH regularly performing with the Cleveland Pops and is devoted to teaching instrumental music at Shaker Middle School and Woodbury Elementary School in the Shaker Heights City School District.  Nicole is an active Suzuki Teacher of Cello and Double Bass and previously held a position at The Music Settlement.   Before making Cleveland her home, she performed with the symphony orchestras of Montreal, Memphis, Phoenix, Albany, Fresno and Las Vegas.

When she is not doing musical “things” she is hanging out with her family and wielding another bow in tournament archery.

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Paul Sharpe

Paul Sharpe is the Artist-Teacher of Double Bass at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is active internationally as an orchestral and chamber musician and as a soloist. In the past several years he has performed in recital and presented master classes at Brazil’s International Double Bass Encounter, France’s Bass2008, the World Bass Festival in Poland, many national and regional double bass symposiums, the Cleveland Institute, the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan, University of North Texas, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He has performed as soloist with the Anchorage Symphony, Orquestra de Camara Theatro Sao Pedro (Porto Allegre, Brazil), Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, and Dallas Chamber Orchestra. He greatly enjoys performing with the eclectic bass quartet, Bad Boys of Double Bass. Prior to his appointment at UNCSA, he was a tenured professor at Texas Tech University, adjunct faculty at University of North Texas, and an instructor at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), and the Preucil School of Music. His principal teachers are Jeff Bradetich and Diana Gannett.

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