Tasha Warren currently teaches clarinet at Louisiana State University and will join the faculty of the University of Virginia in August 2009. Here she will also join the Charlottesville Symphony as principal clarinetist.
Ms. Warren is an avid performer of contemporary music in the US and abroad, having premiered numerous solo clarinet and chamber works. 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 2006 Woodwind Concerto Competition with her performance of Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and in March 2007 premiered Yoomi Paick’s Black Lines, for solo clarinet and string orchestra. 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, Banff, and Scotia Festivals, and a recent appearance on PBC television in Korea with fellow MOSAIC members Jihye Chang and Ben Sung. 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 her Spring 2009 CD with Crystal Records, “The Naked Clarinet”.
Having earned her BM, MM and DM (candidate) in clarinet performance at Indiana University in the studios of James Campbell and Eli Eban, she has studies additionally at the North Carolina School of the Arts, I.U. and the Banff Centre for the Arts, with Robert Listokin, 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.
Ms. Warren is currently launching the Wind and Brass Mentorship and Artist of the Month Programs at I.U. Jacobs School of Music, targeting musical enrichment for 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 universities throughout the mid-west and south.