Student Achievements

Congratulations to my Furman clarinet students Sam Hsieh, Gabrielle Phillips and Vanna Tsiknias for their acceptance to Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Bay View Music Festival this summer.

Congratulations to my private clarinet student, Kendrick Miller for her acceptance to the Fine Arts Center

Furman University Clarinet Ensemble has been invited to perform at the International Clarinet Associations ClarinetFest 2019 in Knoxville, TN!

2018-2019 Carolina Youth Symphony Acceptance

  • Kendrick Miller

2018 University of Oklahoma, MM Acceptance

  • Zach Pavlicek

2017 South Carolina MTNA Competition

“Young Artist Performance” Category

  • Alternate Winner- Gabrielle Phillips

“Chamber Music Wind” Category

  • First Place Winner- Mezcla Reed Quintet

2016-2017 Carolina Youth Symphony Acceptance

  • Gabrielle Elise Phillips
  • Jake Seiter

2016-2017 Carolina Youth Symphony Acceptance

  • Gabrielle Elise Phillips
  • Jake Seiter

2016 South Carolina All-State Senior Band Acceptance

  • Thomas Palmer

2016  Judges’ Scholarship from Music Club of Greenville

  • Thomas Palmer

2015 University of Michigan, BM Acceptance

  • David Namkoong

2015 Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Acceptance

  • Nathan Lee

2014 North Dakota MTNA Competition

“Senior Solo Performance” Category

  • First Place Winner- Ian Kakac
  • Alternate Winner- Max Sommers

2013 NDSU-MSUM University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

  • First Place Winner- Zach Pavlicek

2013 North Dakota MTNA Competition

“Young Artist Performance” Category

  • First Place Winner- Zach Pavlicek
  • Alternate Winner- Greta Teigen

“Chamber Music Wind” Category

  • Alternate Winner- NDSU Woodwind Quintet

2013-2015 Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony Acceptance

  • Kalena Taralson Fargo South High School, ND
  • Ian Kakac Hawley High School, MN
  • Michael Kuklok, Centra Cass High School, ND

2013 First Chair Clarinet Section in Michigan All-State Middle School Band

  • Nathan Lee

2012 & 2013 Luzerne Music Center Acceptance

  • Nathan Lee

2012 Huron High School Concerto Competition Winner

  • Oscar Chen & Jin Woo Lee

2012 AASPA Youth Symphony Orchestra Acceptance

  • Micaela Keller
  • Molly Ripka

2012 Michigan All-State High School Band Acceptance

  • Sam Keller

2012 Michigan All-State Middle School Band Acceptance

  • Micaela Keller

2011 Michigan Youth Ensemble Acceptance

  • Oscar Chen
  • David Namkoong

2011 University of Michigan Campus Orchestra Concerto Competition -Winner

  • Dar Wei Chen