Eileen Young, clarinet, saxophone

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Email: youngem@wfu.edu 
Phone: 336. 758-5805, 336.413-2180
Office: M210 Scales Fine Arts Center

Dr. Eileen Young performs as Principal Bass Clarinetist in the Winston-Salem Symphony and as Principal Clarinetist with the Salisbury Symphony and the Carolina Chamber Symphony. She also performs on clarinet and saxophone with the Winston-Salem Symphony and the WS Symphony Swing Band. Eileen is the Clarinetist/Teaching Artist and founding member of the Bolton-Hill Woodwind Quintet Residency Project and is currently in residence with a woodwind quintet at the Arts-Based Elementary School in Winston-Salem. She is the Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet, Saxophone, and Woodwind Ensembles at Wake Forest University, where her students have won prizes in the Giles-Harris and Concerto competitions. She was awarded a 2005 Archie Fund grant from WFU to study jazz. In June, 2004, Eileen was featured clarinet soloist with the FCDS Ensemble on their concert tour of France. She has been an instructor of music at Salem College, Catawba College, and High Point University. This Fall, Eileen will begin teaching music at Winston-Salem State University. She also teaches clarinet, saxophone, and woodwind chamber music at Eileen’s Woodwind Studio in Greensboro. In 2000, Eileen became the coordinator of the Educational Residency Project at Parkview Elementary for the Bel Canto Company in Greensboro, where she continues to plan and participate in an annual residency with professional singers. Eileen received the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music degrees in clarinet from UNCG reensboro (where she was a winner in the Concerto Competition and a student of Daryl Coad) and the Master of Music degree in saxophone from the NC School of the Arts, where she studied with James Houlik and Robert Listokin. Eileen can be heard on CD recordings with the NC, Winston-Salem, and Western Piedmont Symphonies. She is the recipient of two Emerging Artist grants from the Greensboro United Arts Council. Eileen has performed with some of the world’s best musicians and entertainers, including Ray Charles, Skitch Henderson, Marvin Hamlisch, Maureen McGovern, Peter Schikele, The Moody Blues, Mannheim Steamroller, Maya Angelou, and Doc Severinson.