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Tasha Warren

Tasha Warren, principal clarinet with the Charlottesville and University Orchestra and faculty of University of Virginia, is an avid performer of orchestral, solo, chamber and contemporary music in the US and abroad, having premiered and recorded numerous new works covering a wide spectrum of genres. She has worked closely on performances with composers and conductors including Shulamit Ran, Augusta Read Thomas, Cliff Colnot and Oliver Knussen. She was named winner of Indiana University’s Woodwind Concerto Competition with her performance of Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto in 2006, and in 2007 premiered Yoomi Paick’s concerto Black Lines. Warren has performed as principal clarinet with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic since 2004, as well as with the JSOM New Music Ensemble, Midwest Contemporary Consort and chamber ensembles such as Mirabai and MOSAIC (violin, clarinet and piano trio), Festival performances include June in Buffalo, International Clarinet Association, Banff Centre, Scotia Festival, CBC Radio and PBC Korea television.
She has recorded with Innova, Alba and SCI Records, as well as with the I.U. New Music Ensemble, Hal Leonard Productions and CBC Radio. Her recording of David Dzubay’s Clarinet Concerto “American Midlife” with the Slovak Radio Orchestra was released in April of 2005, and she is currently working toward the release of a solo clarinet CD with Crystal Records, “The Naked Clarinet”. She has studied primarily with James Campbell, Eli Eban and Robert Listokin and additionally with Wesley Foster, Alfred Prinz and Howard Klug. She has performed in masterclasses of some of the great clarinetists of our time, including Richard Stolzman, Gervase dePeyer, John Bruce Yeh and Michel Arrignon. Her BM, MM and DM degrees are from I.U. Jacobs School of Music, and her high school studies were completed at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Prior to the University of Virginia, Ms. Warren taught on the faculty of Louisiana State University.
She is currently working toward launching Wind and Brass Mentorship and Artist-of-the-Month Programs at I.U. Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, targeting musical enrichment for middle and high school wind and brass players. Ms. Warren’s active involvement in the conception of an emerging youth orchestra in Bloomington, Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, began ten years ago, and as an active teacher she holds clinics and masterclasses in arts high schools and universities throughout the mid-west and south.