Janice L. Minor
Clarinetist, Janice L. Minor enjoys an active career as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, clinician, and music educator. She has performed and appeared in a wide variety of venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Rococo Theater in Schwetzingen Germany, the Puccini Theater in Italy, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival, the Lucca Music Festival in Lucca, Italy, and the Saarburger Serenaden Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany. As an orchestral player, she has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Cincinnati Opera, and on soundtracks for The Discovery Channel and National Geographic.
Dedicated to her role as artist-teacher, Dr. Minor is a passionate educator who is frequently invited to present master classes and clinics throughout the country and abroad. She is currently on the clarinet faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a successful private clarinet studio in the Chicagoland area. Her previous teaching positions include Clarinet Professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Saarburger Serenaden: International Music Festival and School in Saarburg, Germany, and served as Clarinet Artist-in-Residence and Woodwind Recruitment Consultant at LIU Post, Department of Music.
She is a Buffet Crampon U.S.A. and D’Addario performing artist-clinician performing exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and D’Addario woodwind products and a music reviewer for The Clarinet, the official journal of the International Clarinet Association. Summit Records recently released her CD The Recital Clarinetist with pianist Paulo Steinberg, available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Summit Records website and through several national and international music distributors. For more information, please visit http://www.janicelminor.com.