Dr. Carol Jessup
Associate Professor of Clarinet, Clarinet
Location: Room 244 Fine Arts Building
Carol Jessup teaches applied clarinet and coaches woodwind ensembles at the University of Texas at Arlington. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance from The University of Michigan, where she studied with professors John Mohler and David Shifrin. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Michigan State University, where she was a student of Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.
Dr. Jessup’s performances include Alice Tully Hall, New York City, and performing as principal clarinet with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, Austria. She has published articles on clarinet pedagogy and performance in Southwestern Musician, The School Musician, The Instrumentalist, and teaching resources with Southern Music Company. She is nationally known for her extensive work as soloist/clinician. Performances include appearances at ClarinetFest ’95 and ’97, the International Clarinet Association, Arizona State University (Tempe), Texas Tech University (Lubbock), the Mid-West National Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago), Mid-East Instrumental Music Conference (Pittsburgh), Midwestern Conference, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (Ann Arbor), the Southern Instrumental Conductors Conference (Hattiesburg), Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association conventions (San Antonio), and the Interlochen Arts Camp (Interlochen, MI).
Her clarinet students and alumni of The University of Texas at Arlington have accepted positions with recognized school districts, prestigious graduate schools, and as university faculty. Undergraduates have received numerous honors and awards, including being chosen as a semi-finalist in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition.