Dr. Theodore Schoen

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Professional Title
Professor, Clarinet/Saxophone

Theodore Schoen currently teaches applied clarinet and saxophone at UMD. Dr. Schoen has performed, toured and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been a frequent performer with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including playing on several of their recordings (Mahler's Symphonies No. 2, 6 & 7, Mozart's Requiem, and Strauss Opera Scenes). He has served as the Principal Clarinetist with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Bass Clarinetist with the Florida Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Bellingham Festival Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School and his D.M.A. from Florida State University. His teachers were Stanley Drucker, Joseph Allard, and Charles Russo. An active chamber music soloist, Dr. Schoen has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Zankel Hall and in St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk and Novouralsk, Russia. He also performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Ural State Philharmonic in Ekaterinberg. Dr. Schoen has recorded a solo CD, Clarinet Hive, on the Naxos label, which includes the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's Hive and other works for clarinets with several prominent American clarinetists. In 2005, Dr. Schoen received the prestigious University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Fellow Award.