President Dr. Alan LaFave

posted Oct 30, 2019, 9:56 PM by Joshua Gardner

ASU Clarinet Studio alum Alan LaFave was appointed president of Valley City State University in Valley City, North Dakota!

ASU at ICA ClarinetFest 2019

posted Nov 29, 2018, 9:09 AM by Joshua Gardner   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 11:53 AM ]

ASU will have a major presence at the 2019 ClarinetFest in Knoxville, TN! Current students selected to perform include Katrina Clements, Vincent Dominguez, Csaba Jevtic-Somlai, Julia Lougheed, Tyler Clifton-Armenta, Paco de Alba, Julie Park, Jeremy Ruth, Olivia Moonitz, and Shengwen Wu. Alumni selected to perform include Abby Lloyd, Emily McIvor, Kelly Austermann, Audrey Miller, Kelly Johnson, Lisa Oberlander, Allison Storochuk, Stefanie Gardner, Joshua Gardner, Jack Liang, and Patrick Englert.

Congratulations to everyone!!

Kristi Hanno selected for the 2019 Global Leaders Program

posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:10 AM by Joshua Gardner   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

ASU DMA student, Kristi Hanno, was selected as one of 40 Members of The Global Leaders Program’s 2019 Cohort. The Global Leaders Program (GLP) empowers a rising generation of leaders in music to transform lives and communities through an innovative nine-month professional certificate in Civic Leadership, Teaching Artistry, Cultural Agency, and Social Entrepreneurship. Led in partnership with ten world-class academic institutions and think tanks, the Program is offered annually to the most promising international talents from around the globe

ASU's Vince Dominguez presenting at the 2019 AMEA Conference

posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:06 AM by Joshua Gardner   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

Second-year DMA student, Vince Dominguez, will be presenting a session titled, Marketing for the Modern Music Educator, at the 2019 Arizona Music Educators Association Conference. The conference will take place on January 31 - February 2 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Hotel. 

Abby Lloyd named Assistant Professor at Texas A&M International University

posted Oct 22, 2018, 6:01 PM by Joshua Gardner   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 11:07 AM ]

Congratulations to ASU graduate, Abby Lloyd, for winning the Assistant Professor of Music position at Texas A&M International University! 

ClariZona at ClarinetFest 2016!

posted Aug 13, 2016, 4:02 PM by Joshua Gardner

Congratulations to the ClariZona Clarinet Choir for their fantastic performance at ClarinetFest 2016! Watch the performance, including two world premieres here

Alaina Peters has a job!!!

posted May 2, 2016, 7:56 PM by Robert Spring


The National Chapter Field Representative Program began in 1992 to provide a vital link between Active Members and the National Fraternity. We have been served the past two years by two outstanding brothers. I would like to extend my thanks and congratulations to Andy Melvin and Chris Young for their service to Kappa Kappa Psi. The fraternity is better because of their leadership and service.

Kappa Kappa Psi has recently completed the interview process for the National Chapter Field Representative Position. I cannot begin to detail the level of the applications that were received throughout the most recent months. This is an indication of the leadership abilities that are being developed in chapters throughout the country. Our selection committee interviewed four outstanding finalists this past weekend in Stillwater, OK.

It is my honor to introduce our two newest CFRs who will be joining our Professional Staff:

Alaina Peters ( is from Arizona State University and was initiated into the Beta Omicron chapter in the Spring of 2013. She will graduate this spring with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She is enrolled in the Honors College at ASU and recently presented her thesis More Than Teachers: A Study of How Band Directors Handle Student Grief. She has served Beta Omicron in a variety of positions including Secretary and President. In addition, she has served as a presenter and committee chair for Western District Leadership Conference and Convention. The Western District recognized her with the Ideal Active Achievement Award in 2014. She is currently completing her student teaching at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ.

Justin Chesak ( is from the University of New Mexico and was initiated into the Gamma Iota chapter in the Fall of 2011. He will graduate this spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Psychology. Justin served two terms as his chapter’s Vice President of Membership and is the current President. He served as Vice President of the Southwest District for the 2015-2016 school year and chaired the Colonization & Membership Committee at the 2015 National Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Justin has also served as a campus tour guide and equipment manager for the Spirit of New Mexico Marching Band.

Please feel free to send these individuals congratulatory messages. As they make their transition to Stillwater and become a part of the National Headquarters Professional Staff, more information will be shared regarding their upcoming chapter visits. A special thank you to National President Jack Lee, National Executive Director Steve Nelson, National Office Manager Di Spiva, Chapter & Colony Education Coordinator Yvonne Daye and our entire National Headquarters Staff for all their work this past weekend in Stillwater.



Evan L. Thompson
National Vice President for Colonization & Membership
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

Clarizona surpasses it's fundraising goal!

posted Apr 18, 2016, 11:02 PM by Joshua Gardner

The ASU Clarinet Choir, Clarizona, has reached (and surpassed) it's $8000 fundraising goal through the ASU PitchFunder Campaign! Congratulations!!! 

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