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"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. " Albert Einstein

Martin Berinbaum Mary Karen Clardy Gene Ramsbottom John van Deursen
Martin Berinbaum (Trumpet)

Professor Martin Berinbaum is the Head of the Brass, Wind and Percussion Division at the University of British Columbia a position he has held since 1976. He teaches trumpet, chamber music and conducts the Wind Ensemble. He is the Director of the UBC Summer Music Institute.

Mr. Berinbaum was born in Philadelphia and grew up in California where he attended the University of Southern California for his Bachelors of Music degree. He began the study of piano at an early age. He studied trumpet with James Stamp and conducting with Ingolf Dahl. He attended the Aspen Music Festival and Tanglewood Festival where he studied with Roger Vosin and Armando Ghitalla, of the Boston Symphony, and was in the conducting seminar of Eleazar deCavallo and Seiji Ozawa. He toured abroad with the Roger Wagner Chorale and later became a member of the West Point Military Academy Band for three years. Berinbaum earned a Masters degree from the Juilliard School where he studied with William Vachiano and Robert Nagel Professor Berinbaum has appeared with over 35 orchestras in the US and abroad, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Vancouver Symphony, Kiev National Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, Seattle, Edmonton, and Calgary and many more. In 2001 Mr. Berinbaum toured in the Ukraine giving concerts and conducting bands.He performed with the West Coast Symphony in Vancouver and Visalia Symphony in California. He recorded for RCA, Columbia, Vanguard and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2005 he toured in Japan and gave concerts and workshops as well as adjudicating at the first Piano Paralympics in Yokohama. Professor Berinbaum is respected as a wind ensemble director and pedagogue and the University of British Columbia Wind Ensemble has performed
at several College Band Director Association Conferences. He is in constant demand for band clinics and festivals as an Adjudicator and conductor.
He has adjudicated at the National Music Festival of Canada several times. In 1993 he began the UBC Summer Music Festival which has brought over
3000 young musicians to the University for summer music activities. In 2004 Professor Berinbaum was presented with the Leadership in Music Education Award
by the BC Coalition for Music Education.

Mary Karen Clardy

Mary Karen Clardy, Professor of Flute at the University of North Texas, appears throughout the United States, Great Britain, Europe, the Far East, and South America as a soloist, chamber artist and teacher. A frequent performer for the NFA, including Boston, Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Seattle, Washington, D. C., and Los Angeles, she has also appeared twice at the British Flute Society's international conventions. Ms. Clardy's newest recording on the EPR Label (Solos and Sonatinas) features the world premier recording of Steven Harlos's Sonata Rubata, and she recorded a solo recital of American music for the BBC's Radio 3, including works of Copland, Liebermann, and Barber. Renowned as a teacher, she regularly gives master classes at home and abroad, including Shanghai's Conservatory of Music, London's Royal and Trinity Colleges; Conservatorio da Venizia and Boccherini Institute in Italy; and Oberlin, Yale, and Manhattan Schools. By invitation of the Ministry of Culture, she has taught in Taiwan's Summer Music Institute, and her students have been prize-winners in competitions throughout the world, including Rampal., NFA, MTNA, Markneukirchen, and Flute Talk. Ms. Clardy's three books available from European American are in multiple reprint, and her edition of Altos Daily Exercises, published by Leduc, is available for the first time separate from the Complete Method. Recent publications include Classic Duets 2 and Classic Solos for Flute from Universal Edition and Faurm Melodies, Volumes 2 and 3 from Leduc. 2006 scheduled appearances include tours to Brazil, Asia, and Flute!™ Events in California, Colorado, and Texas.

Gene Ramsbottom (Clarinet)

Gene Ramsbottom has been the Principal Clarinet of the CBC Radio Orchestra since 1984 and of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra from 1975-1996. He has concretized in Canada, England, France, Israel, Taiwan, China and the United States and has been featured at the Prussia Cove Chamber Music Festival (England) and the Carmel International Bach Festival (U.S.A.)

As a freelance professional musician he has performed with the Vancouver Symphony (as principal, second, Eb/D, and bass clarinetist), the Victoria Symphony, Symphonie Canadiana, Sinfonia and the West Coast Symphony as well as most of the mega-musical shows appearing in Vancouver's recent decades.

Ramsbottom teaches clarinet and chamber music at the music departments of Douglas College, Capilano College, the University of B.C. and the UBC Summer Music Institute. He has thirty-eight years of teaching experience and is a frequent adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician.

Ramsbottom has studied with clarinetists Carl (Bud) Kellet and Ronald decant (Vancouver), Peter Hadcock(Boston) and Robert Marcellus (Cleveland & Chicago). Additional music studies were with Marcel Moyse(Brattleboro, Vermont) and Marc Lifschey (San Francisco). He has commissioned many pieces by Canadian composers especially the music of Stephen Chatman.

John van Deursen (Conductor)

Currently working on his DMA in Conducting at UBC, John is working with conducting faculty Bruce Dunn, Martin Berinbaum, Bruce Pullan and UBC guest artists David Agler(U.S.) and Norbert Baxa (Czech) and Rin Jong Yang (South Korea). In addition, John spent five summers in Europe, the U.S. and Canada working under the guidance of master teacher and world-renowned Tanglewood faculty alumni, Gustav Meier.

Concurrently, John holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor of the Taipei Philharmonic. Recent highlights include a critically praised performance in the prestigious Prague Spring Festival, as well as Stockholm and Helsinki for the orchestra’s Scandinvian Tour.

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