DEBORAH ANDRUS -- Clarinet
plays clarinet with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and is also a member of SATORI and the East Winds Quintet. Before moving to Pennsylvania, she held the principal clarinet position with the Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra for three years. She has performed with many groups in the United States, including the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Baton Rouge Symphony, the Mississippi Symphony, the Central Ohio Symphony, the New Columbian Brass Band, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Dr. Andrus was the featured soloist for two summers with the Ringgold Band in Reading, Pennsylvania and performed as guest soloist with the New Orleans Civic Symphony. Dr. Andrus is the Artist-Lecturer in Clarinet at Moravian College and Lehigh University where she teaches clarinet and directs the clarinet ensembles. In 2009, she was the recipient of the T. Edgar Shields prize for Outstanding Studio Teaching at Moravian College. Before moving to Pennsylvania she was Professor of Clarinet at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi and at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. Dr. Andrus earned her doctorate in 1998 as a Presidential Fellow at The Ohio State University, a Master of Music from Michigan State University, and her Bachelor of Music from The Crane School at SUNY Potsdam. Her teachers include Alan Woy, James Pyne, Theodore Oien, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Mark Nuccio.