~Clarinetist and teacher
Nadeen Fankhauser is a clarinetist based in Brooklyn, NY where she maintains an active performing and teaching career. She has held playing positions in the Orchestra Iowa and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Indiana and performed with many other outstanding ensembles such as the New World Symphony and the Bard Conductor's Institute Orchestra.
She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began studying the clarinet at the age of 10. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory with a Dean's Talent Award, her Master of Music from Florida State University where she was appointed to a teaching assistantship, and a Performance Certificate from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers have included Lawrie Bloom, Frank Kowalsky, and Lawrence McDonald.
Nadeen has been teaching the clarinet for the last 20 years, establishing significant private studios in Cincinnati, Chicago, San Francisco and now New York. She has spent many summers teaching at Appalachian State University’s Cannon Music Camp in Boone, North Carolina, and before that Friend's Music Camp in Barnesville, Ohio. Many of her students have been awarded placement into state and regional honor ensembles, concerto performance opportunities, and several prestigious college music programs.