8:09am

Thu February 23, 2012
Classical

Indiana University Professor of Clarinet to Perform at MTSU

Howard Klug, a professor of clarinet at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 29 in a free public concert with MTSU faculty pianist Arunesh Nadgir in Hinton Music Hall inside MTSU’s Wright Music Building.

Klug will also teach a master class at 11:30 a.m. the same day in Room 101 of the University’s Saunders Fine Arts Building.

“I am thrilled to have my former teacher, Professor Klug, visiting the MTSU campus," said Dr. Todd Waldecker, professor of clarinet at MTSU. "He is an exceptional musician and teacher who is always an inspiration to audiences and students.”

Klug was a featured soloist on flute, clarinet and saxophone as a member of the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. He has also been the principal clarinetist of the Fresno Philharmonic, the Bear Valley Festival Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as well as a member of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra and the Grant Park Symphony and a concert soloist for the Belgian Radio Orchestra and the Kamerorkest of the Staatsacademie of Vilnius. His extensive chambermusic affiliations have included the Illinois Trio, the Illinois Woodwind Quintet, the Chicago Ensemble, Trio Indiana and fourte'.

A graduate of Ohio State University and the University of Maryland, Klug has become a prominent educator and performer throughout the United States and at various venues in England, Belgium, Austria, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela, Iceland, China, Spain and Portugal. He regularly gives master classes in London at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School and in Vienna at the Hochschule für Musik and the Vienna University.

For more MTSU School of Music concert information, call 615-898-2493 or visit www.mtsumusic.com and click on the "Concert Calendar" link.