Maureen Hurd Hause

Maureen Hurd Hause

Clarinetist Maureen Hurd Hause's primary teachers were David Shifrin, Charles Neidich, Joseph Messenger, and Ayako Oshima.

She has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, (le) poisson rouge as soloist in Michel van der Aa’s Hysteresis, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and with the American Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and the Broadway production of The King and I at Lincoln Center.

She has presented international master classes and performances in Korea, France, and Mexico, and she has performed at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests® in Belgium, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the US and at the Norfolk, Skaneateles, Lancaster, and Zodiac Festivals.

She has been recognized for her study and performances of classical works connected to Benny Goodman, including the recent 2019 world premiere of the last Goodman commission, Allen Shawn’s Concerto for Clarinet and Cello (completed in 1983 but never performed) and presenting lectures and performances at Yale University, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and the University of North Texas. She has published articles on the subject in The Clarinet, journal of the International Clarinet Association.

Hurd Hause is Head of the Woodwind Program and Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Mason Gross School of the Arts.

She has recorded for Naxos, MSR Classics and Marquis Classics. Her solo CD, Spelunk, includes premiere recordings of American works for clarinet and includes music by William Bolcom, Evan Hause, Morton Gould, Alan Shulman and Robert Starer. She recently performed William Bolcom’s Concerto with the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, and she was soloist for that ensemble’s Naxos recording of Michael Daugherty’s Brooklyn Bridge.

Maureen Hurd Hause is a Henri Selmer Paris Artist playing 'Signature' and 'Recital' clarinets.