Alumni

 

Basil Bouras

     MM, Clarinet Performance
     BM, Clarinet Performance
     BM, Music Education

Wise words of wisdom:

"You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want." --Zig Ziglar

Always say, "Thank you." 

Favorite piece of repertoire:

Whatever I happen to be working on at the time

 

 

 

Matt Casazza

     MM, Clarinet Performance

Future Plans:

I'm going to start taking auditions, and open myself up to musical experiences that I haven't had yet so that I can keep growing musically.

Wise words of wisdom:

"If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility."-Robert Musil

My advice is to practice your scales now! They're a lot more useful than you think they are, so keep doing it!

Favorite piece of repertoire:

Copland Clarinet Concerto

 

 

 

Chase Fowler

  MM, Clarinet Performance

  BM, Clarinet Performance, UNT 2014

Future Plans: 

Continue teaching in Frisco ISD (2014 - present) and continue Woodwind-doubling gigs in musicals and subing for regional orchestras.
Begin coaching with DSO's Associate Principal and E-flat Clarinietist, Paul Garner

Wise words of wisdom:

"If you're a complacent musician, you're in the wrong line of work. Music demands passion, constant creativity, and the willpower to never stop aiming towards perfection." 

Favorite piece of repertoire:

Any piece of chamber music where I get to play with strings players and late-Romantic orchestral works. 

 

 

Over the years, our alumni have achieved the following:

  • Performance Positions: United States Navy Fleet Band, Tucson Symphony Orchestra
  • Teaching Positions: Tarleton State University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Texas at Arlington, Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • Clinicians: "Reserve Method Clinicial" for the D'Addario Corporation
  • Competitions and Presentations: International Clarinet Association Orchestral Compeititon, Young Artist Competition, and Research Competition
  • Business and Entrepreneurship: Jen Guzman co-founded Denton's TB Winds with Tony Barette in fall 2017.

 

Are you one of our UNT clarinet alumni? Tell us what you’re doing – e-mail Dr. Luevano at kimberly.luevano@unt.edu or Dr. Paglialonga at phillip.paglialonga@unt.edu.