Curriculum Vitae

Elizabeth Widzinski
elizabethwidzinski@gmail.com

Related Work Experience

  • State University of New York at Fredonia, Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, Fredonia, NY, August 2011 ‐ Present
  • McClellan Music, Repair Technician, Buffalo, NY, March 2011 – April 23 2013
  • Clarinet Masterclass, Gates‐Chili High School 11‐12 Band, Rochester, NY, January 2011
  • Clarinet Masterclass, Gates‐Chili High School 9‐10 Band, Rochester, NY, January 2011
  • Instrument Repair Apprentice, Lighthouse Music, Fred Sullivan, Wichita, KS, June 2010 – September 2010
  • Clarinet Masterclass, Stucky Middle School, Wichita, KS, May 2010
  • Clarinet Masterclass, Remington Middle School, Wichita, KS, March 2010
  • Music for Peace Orchestra, organized by Alex Klein and Richard Young, Chicago, IL, May 2009
  • Marketing Intern/Assistant, Community Performance Series, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY, May 2007 – May 2008

Education

  • Master of Music Performance in Clarinet, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May, 2010
  • ARIA International Summer Music Festival, Mount Holyoke College, Hadley, MA
  • Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance, Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, May 2008
  • Bachelor of Music Business Administration, Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, May 2008

Principal Instruction

  • Dr. Suzanne Tirk, Principal Clarinet, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Associate Professor of Clarinet, WSU, August 2008 – September 2010
  • Kenneth Grant, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Eastman School of Music, 2006, ARIA Summer Music Festival, June 2009
  • Deborah Chodocki, Instructor of Clarinet, Interlochen School of Music, ARIA Summer Music Festival, June 2009
  • Dr. Raphael Sanders, Associate Professor of Clarinet, SUNY Potsdam, August 2004‐2008
  • Dr. Julianne Kirk, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, SUNY Potsdam, August 2003‐May 2004
  • Robert DiLutis, Second Clarinet, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, currently teaching at Louisiana State University, September 2000‐2008
  • Patricia DiLutis, Second Clarinet, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, September 2000‐2004

Honors and Awards

  • Semifinalist, Naftzger Young Aritist Competition, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita, KS, May 2010
  • First Place, $6,000 prize, Trio de Force, Wolff‐Bing Chamber Music Competition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 2010
  • Second Place, $3,000 prize, WSU Graduate Quintet, Wolff‐Bing Chamber Music Competition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 2010
  • First Place, $6,000 prize, Trio Frenetique, Wolff‐Bing Chamber Music Competition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 2009
  • Third Place, $1,500 prize, WSU Graduate Quintet, Wolff‐Bing Chamber Music Competition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 2009
  • First Place, $500 prize, Trio Frenetique, Friends University Cello Day, Friends University, Wichita, KS, March 2009
  • Semifinalist, 9spo Young Artist Competition, The Ninth Street Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia, MO, March 2009
  • Graduate Fellowship, Konrad Wolff & Isle Bing Chamber Music Award, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, $2,100/year, 2008 ‐ 2010
  • Graduate Clarinet Assistantship, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, August 2008 – May 2010
  • First Place, Crane Undergraduate Woodwind Quintet, Crane School of Music Chamber Music Competition, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, May 2007 &2008
  • Thompson Family Scholarship, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, $2,000/year, 2007 – 2008 Solo Performance Experience
  • Faculty Recital, SUNY Fredonia, October 23rd, 2013
  • Solo Artist, SUNY Fredonia Clarinet Choir, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, March, 2012
  • Guest Solo Artist, Potsdam Single Reed Summit, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY, September 2011
  • Guest Solo Artist, Potsdam Single Reed Summit, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY ,September 2010
  • Guest Solo Artist, Potsdam Single Reed Summit, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY ,September 2008
  • Contemporary Music Series, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, May 2010, Riepe, Three Studies on Flight
  • Graduate Masters Recital, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, April 2010, Works by: Muczynski, Stamitz, Riepe and D’Rivera
  • Contemporary Music Series, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, February 2010, Riepe, Three Studies on Flight
  • Informal Senior Recital, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY, May 2008, Works by: Morton Gould, Bernstein, and Bach
  • Senior Recital, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY, November 2008, Works by: Brahms and Piazzolla
  • Junior Recital, Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY, May 2007, Works by: Muczynski and Mozart

Chamber Ensembles

  • Solo Clarinet, Bourbon and Coffee, (clarinet, bass, guitar and voice), Buffalo, NY, June 2011 – Present
  • Solo Clarinet, Black and Tan, (clarinet and guitar), Rochester, NY, September 2010 – July 2011
  • Solo Clarinet, Trio Anime, (flute, clarinet, oboe), Wichita, KS, May 2010 – September 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Wichita State University Graduate Woodwind Quintet, Wichita, KS, August 2008 – May 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Trio de Force, (violin, clarinet, piano), Wichita, KS, August 2009 – May 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Trio Frenetique, (clarinet, cello, piano), Wichita, KS, December 2008 – May 2009
  • Solo Clarinet, Crane Undergraduate Woodwind Quintet, Potsdam, NY, August 2006 – May 2008

Ensemble Experience

  • Pirates of Penzance Opera Pit member, second clarinet, April 2013 – May 20th, 2013
  • Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra, Principal Clarinet, April 2013 ‐ current
  • Western New York Chamber Orchestra, substitute clarinet, February 2012
  • Substitute Clarinet, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita, KS, August 2009 – August 2010
  • Young People’s Concert, second clarinet, December 2009
  • Classics Concert, second clarinet and Eb clarinet, 2010
  • Young People’s Concert, second clarinet, April 2010
  • Classics Concert, second Eb clarinet, October 2010
  • Substitute Clarinet, Wichita Wind Ensemble, Wichita, KS, 2009 – August 2010
  • Ensemble Member, Northern Symphonic Winds, Potsdam, NY, 2006 – 2008
  • Rotating Principal Clarinet, Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra, Wichita, KS, August 2008 – May 2010
  • Principal Clarinet, Wichita State University Wind Ensemble, Wichita, KS, August 2008 – May 2010
  • Principal Clarinet, Crane Symphony Orchestra, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, August 2005 – May 2008
  • Rotating Principal Clarinet, Crane Wind Ensemble, August 2005 – May 2008
  • Eb Clarinet, Crane Concert Band, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, August 2004 – May 2005
  • Principal Clarinet, Crane Clarinet Choir, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, August 2007 – 2008
  • Eb Solo Clarinet, Crane Clarinet Choir, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, August 2005 – 2006
  • Ensemble Member, Crane Clarinet Choir, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY, August 2004 – 2005
  • Rotating Principal Clarinet, Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Rochester, NY, August 2003 – May 2004

Chamber Music Performance Experience

  • Second Clarinet, Laura Koepke Faculty Recital, Beethoven Sextet, op 71, SUNY Fredonia, September 10th, 2012
  • Solo Clarinet, Black and Tan Recital, Roberts Weslyn College, December 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Trio Anime Recital, Grace Memorial Chapel, August 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, WSU Graduate Wood Quintet Recital, works by: Nielsen, Carter, and D’Rivera, May 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Senior Voice Recital, Schubert, Shepherd on the Rock, April 2010
  • Solo Clarinet, Bartok Contrasts, clarinet/violin/piano trio, ARIA International Summer Music Festival, June 2009
  • Solo Clarinet, Trio Frenetique Recital, works by: Beethoven, Muczynski and Brahms, May 2009
  • Solo Clarinet, WSU Graduate Woodwind Quintet Recital, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, April 2009
  • Solo Clarinet, WSU Graduate Woodwind Quintet Tour of USD 259, Wichita, KS, 2009 – 2010

Masterclass Participation

  • Dr. Cynthia Dogget, Assistant Professor of Music, Central College, Pella, IA, April 2010
  • Daniel Gilbert, Associate Professor of Clarinet, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2009
  • Dr. Keith Lemmons, Professor of Clarinet, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 2009
  • Eric Mandat, Professor of Clarinet, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, November 2008
  • Alain DeGagne, Former Professor of Clarinet, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, January 2008
  • Jon Manasse, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY, April 2007
  • Donald Montanaro, Associate Professor of Clarinet, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA, April 2008

Professional Organization Membership

  • International Clarinet Association, 2008 – Present
  • College Music Society, 2009 – 2010
  • Kansas Music Teachers Association, 2010 ‐ 2011
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