“Dawn is an essential and irreplaceable part of my company. She combines strong clarinet pedagogy with humor and improvisational charisma. She can captivate a room full of middle school students, and leave them with better concepts of embouchure, air, articulation, and hand position at the end. She exemplifies professionalism and is a wonderful steward of our company outside of the classroom at conferences and clinics, and her former collegiate students impress me with their own sense of professionalism and teaching ability.” - Julie Linder, Clarinet Pro Workshops
Dr. Dawn Marie Lindblade-Evans, Associate Professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, joined the faculty in the fall of 2011. She also teaches for Clarinet Pro Workshops with Executive Director, Julie Linder. She has previously held positions at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music.
An active chamber musician, she is currently a member of the Lupine Trio (Hong Zhu, violin and Sallie Pollack, piano), Sugar Fish Reed Trio (KaDee Bramlett, oboe and Lori Wooden, bassoon) and the Otis Trio (Tess Remy-Schumacher, cello and Sallie Pollack, piano). In 2016, she toured China and performed with the Sugar Fish Reed Trio and taught classes in Guangzhou, Chengdu and Beijing. She recently concertized with colleagues in Bangkok, Thailand in May 2019.
Conference performances include the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest, the Oklahoma and Dallas Clarinet Symposiums, College Music Society National and Regional Conferences, and the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference.
Dr. Lindblade-Evans studied with renowned pedagogues Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Dr. James Gillespie and Dr. Kimberly Cole-Luevano.
The 'Présence' clarinet bears in itself the sound qualities common to all our models. It is characterized by a rich tone and a great ease of blowing.