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The University of Florida Clarinet Studio
2001-2002

Back Row:  Gabriel Fielder, Geoffrey Gilliand, Daniel Gough, Daryush Mehta, Tom Carter, Lindsey Smith

Middle Row:  Abby Goldstein, Kimberly Smith, Kathryn Shelton, Professor Mitchell Estrin, Marie Kissinger, Erin Willette, Margot Stern

Front Row:  Eric Lubarsky, Deanna Roose, Erick Stallings, Andrew Gates

Not pictured:  Joshua Gonzalez, Lacey Kantor

Meet our past studios:
2000-2001
1999-2000

 

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Tom Carter

High School: Fort Walton Beach High School
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
College Year and Major: Senior, Nuclear Engineering; Clarinet Performance Minor
Email: Tcarter@ufl.edu
 

Gabriel Fielder
                          
High School: Leesburg High School, Class of 1997
Hometown: Leesburg, Florida
College Year and Major: Senior, Music Education
Email: gfego1@aol.com
"'If a man speaks in the forest, and no woman is there to hear him...is he still wrong?'
I started playing french horn when I was in the sixth grade. I bought my first clarinet in the eighth grade and completely forgot about the horn altogether. I've always enjoyed playing and I am glad that I have the opportunity to pursue my interest here at the University of Florida. I currently play in the Wind Symphony, University Orchestra, Clarinet Choir, Contemporary Music Ensemble (where I play bass clarinet), and the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra. During the fall semesters I also play clarinet in the marching band where I was section leader this past season. My outside interests tend to be varied and I am always trying new things."

Geoffrey Gilliand

High School: Dreyfoos School of the Arts
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
College Year and Major: Sophomore, Music Performance; Business (Finance) Minor
Email: Windman15@aol.com
"'Don't do today what you can put off for tomorrow.' --Geoff Gilliand"

Abby Melissa Goldstein

       

       
High School: J. P. Taravella High School, Class of 1997
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
College Year and Major: Senior^2, Chemistry; Clarinet Performance Minor
Email: redox@ufl.edu
"'He turns not back who is bound to a star.' --Leonardo da Vinci
'Many experiments may prove me right, but it takes just one to prove me wrong.' --Albert Einstein"

Read about my trip to Paris and the Buffet factory!

Joshua Gonzalez

High School: South Garland High School
Hometown: Garland, TX
College Year and Major: Freshman, Clarinet Performance
Email: joshgonz@ufl.edu
 

Daniel Gough

       

       
High School: Pace High School
Hometown: Pace, FL
College Year and Major: Freshman, Clarinet Performance
Email: FloridaDanny@yahoo.com
"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself."

Lacey Kantor
                        
 
High School: Manatee High School
Hometown: Bradenton, FL
College Year and Major: Freshman, Clarinet Performance
Email: spacey3@ufl.edu
 

 
Marie Kissinger
               
High School: Dr. Phillips High School
Hometown: Orlando, FL
College Year and Major: Senior, Chemical Engineering; Clarinet Performance Minor
Email: bandnerd@ufl.edu
"I am majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in clarinet performance. I went to Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando where I discovered my love for both music and chemistry. Hopefully in the future, my engineering will pay the bills, and my music will keep me sane!"

Eric Lubarsky

High School: Orange Park High School
Hometown: Orange Park, FL
College Year and Major: Freshman, Music in Combination with Journalism
Email: EML83@ufl.edu
Read my article about my experience with the alto clarinet!

Daryush Mehta

       

       
High School: Gateway High School, Osceola County
Hometown: Kissimmee, FL
College Year and Major: Junior, Electrical Engineering; Clarinet Performance Minor
Email: daryush@ufl.edu
"Carpe diem; just don't wait till tomorrow."

Deanna Roose

High School: Gulf Breeze High School
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL
Undergraduate School: University of West Florida, BA Clarinet Performance
College Year and Major: Graduate Student, Clarinet Performance
Email: droose@ufl.edu
 

Kathryn Shelton

       

       
High School: Gulf Breeze High School
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL
College Year and Major: Freshman, Clarinet Performance
Email:

AnglKat42@aol.com

 

Kimberly Smith

High School: Tri-County High School, Buena Vista, GA
Hometown: Tazewell, GA
Undergraduate School: Valdosta State University, GA, BM Clarinet Performance
College Year and Major: Graduate Student, Theory and Clarinet Performance
Email: Kimberly_ever@excite.com
"Anybody can be good...but awesome takes practice."

Erick Stallings
               
High School: Rutledge High School
Hometown: Rutledge, TN
Undergraduate School Tennessee Technological University, BM Music Education
College Year and Major: Graduate Student, Instrumental Wind Conducting
Email: Estall@ufl.edu
"I am a second year graduate student in Wind Conducting, with a special love and commitment to the clarinet as well.  In order to be a qualified and reputable conductor, one must first be a qualified and reputable musician, in which a great amount of my time is spent improving upon.  My main obligations here as a graduate assistant with the band include assisting with the marching band in the fall and conducting the concert band in the spring.  I play Bb clarinet in the Wind Symphony and the Eb contra-alto clarinet in the Clarinet Choir, as well as performing in a woodwind quintet and other ensembles, as time and opportunity permits.
'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.'--Charlie Parker"

Read my article about our trip to the ICA Convention in New Orleans!

Margot Stern

High School: J.P. Taravella High School
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
College Year and Major: Freshman, Clarinet Performance
Email: mhstern@ufl.edu
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am only for myself, what am I?  If not now, when?"

Erin Willette

         

       
High School: King High School
Hometown: Tampa, FL
College Year and Major: Sophomore, Music and Business Administration
Email: Mowgies527@hotmail.com
"'If you believe something small can't make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room' - Jack Handy
'Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.'
Leonard Bernstein
'The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others.'
William Lyon Phelps"



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