What's New? The Hemingway Trio is a flute, clarinet, piano trio dedicated to commissioining new music and performing all eras of music nationally and internationally. The group features flutist Jill Heyboer from Missouri State University and pianist Sergio Ruiz from Georgia College (colleagues/friends from Interlochen Arts Camp). The innaugural concerts take place this May in Europe.
New England Conservatory composer Michael Gandolfi (www.michaelgandolfi.com) has finished his "Serenade for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble." I will perform it on November 17, 2015 and record it on November 19, 2015 with the Jordan Winds in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory
In fall 2012, Douglas Monroe became the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Clarinet at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, a position he held from 2009-2012. During the summer months, he is an Instructor of Clarinet at Interlochen Arts Camp. Dr. Monroe has enjoyed an eclectic career as clarinetist and conductor. His performances have taken him to fifty states, Canada, and Europe where he has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Schauspielhaus in Berlin.
His performances have garnered acclaim from reviewers around the country. The Green Valley News wrote, “Monroe was flawless in his technique, impeccable in his intonation, and dramatic in his interpretation.” The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette said, “In one word, Monroe was inspiring.”