All-State Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Master: Dr. Christopher Ayer | Professor of Clarinet Stephen F. Austin State University

Sunday, November 5th, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Westwood High School Band Hall
Admission $10
Register to Attend HERE!

2017 Performers:
Gihvon Bilal, Hendrickson High School
Erlinda Chew, Leander High School
Aidan Grivas, Hendrickson High School
Thomas Rodriguez, Leander High School
Logan Seaton, Hendrickson High School
Wendy Song, Vista Ridge High School

About the Master:

Christopher Ayer, a native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, is Professor of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University, where he coordinates undergraduate and graduate clarinet study, and performs with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet. He has studied with Thomas Martin, Associate Principal Clarinetist with the Boston Symphony, and Ronald de Kant, former Principal Clarinetist of the Vancouver Symphony. Prior to his appointment at SFA, Dr. Ayer was the clarinet professor and orchestra conductor at Eastern New Mexico University.  He holds graduate performance degrees in clarinet from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Ayer is active as a recitalist, often performing with his wife, pianist Kae Hosoda-Ayer, as Duo Karudan. He has performed chamber recitals and presented master classes throughout the US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia. He often performs as principal clarinetist with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana, and he has presented lectures at conferences of the International Clarinet Association, the Midwest Clinic, Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.