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Nadeen Fankhauser

~Clarinetist and teacher

Nadeen Fankhauser is a clarinetist based in San Francisco where she maintains an active performing and teaching career. For the last several years she has held playing positions in the Orchestra Iowa and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in Indiana. She has performed with many other outstanding ensembles such as the New World Symphony, the West Shore Symphony, and the Bard Conductor's Institute Orchestra. 

She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she began studying the clarinet at the age of 10. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory with a Dean's Talent Award. She earned her Master of Music from Florida State University where she was appointed to a teaching assistantship. In 2006 she graduated from Northwestern University with a Performance Certificate. Her primary teachers have included Lawrie Bloom, Frank Kowalsky, and Lawrence McDonald. 


Nadeen has been teaching the clarinet for the last 15 years, establishing significant private studios in Cincinnati, Chicago, and now San Francisco. She has spent a number of summers teaching at Appalachian State University’s Cannon Music Camp in Boone, North Carolina, and before that Friend's Music Camp in Barnesville, Ohio.  Many of her students have been awarded placement into state and regional honor ensembles, concerto performance opportunities, and several prestigious college music programs.

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