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Luke Gorman

Available Saturday

Luke Gorman

Clarinet Instructor

Luke Gorman is from Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his Bachelors in Music from Cleveland State University under the tutelage of Cleveland Orchestra veteran Theodore Johnson. He was principal clarinet of the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra from 2010 until 2014, as well as Principal/Solo clarinet of the Cleveland State University Orchestra, First/Solo Clarinet of the

Cleveland State University Wind Ensemble, and winner of the 2010 Daniel Rains Concerto Competition. In Ohio, he performed with the No Exit New Music Ensemble, as well as being featured as a soloist in a live WCLV chamber music broadcast. Since coming to Oregon, he has played with the Bridgetown Orchestra during the Overview Effect preview performance at TedX. Luke has taught clarinet in Ohio at Avon School of Music, Tubthumper's Music, and North Olmsted High School. He is currently studying at the Portland State University School of Music in the graduate program, and serving as the Graduate Teaching Assistant to Dr. Barbara Heilmair-Tanret, Woodwind Area Coordinator. As a teaching assistant, Luke coordinates events in the clarinet studio and other woodwind studios at PSU, teaches private lessons to undergraduate students, organizes and coaches woodwind chamber ensembles and helps organize annual clarinet symposiums. In addition to pursuing a career as a pedagogue and orchestral musician, Luke actively explores the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, and his hobbies include hiking, camping, and kayaking.

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