Master class with Jonathan Gunn, clarinet

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Recital Hall
3515 Pacific Circle, Stockton, CA 95211

Clarinet artist Jonathan Gunn will give a clarinet master class in the Conservatory of Music Recital Hall from 1-3 pm.  The class is free, open to the public, and will feature Pacific students and alumni.  

Gunn is former principal clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony, and is currently assistant professor of clarinet at the University of Texas, Austin.  

Immediately following the class, there will be a presentation by clarinet maker Buffet Crampon in the Conservatory Instrumental Rehearsal Hall.  Buffet West Coast Representative Michael Wallace will bring test instruments for all interested participants.  

About Jonathan F. Gunn
Jonathan Gunn, assistant professor of clarinet at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas, Austin, is a versatile artist with a varied career as educator, soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. 

Appointed by Maestro Paavo Järvi to the position of Associate Principal and Eb Clarinet of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2004, Gunn then served as Principal Clarinet from 2011 to 2016 before joining the faculty at the Butler School of Music. Prior to the Cincinnati Symphony, he was the Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and has performed as Guest Principal Clarinet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Pittsburgh and Colorado Symphony orchestras.

Gunn has participated in numerous music festivals including Bard, Tanglewood, Aspen, St. Bart's, Telluride Jazz Celebration, and Ashlawn-Highland Opera Company. and is the Principal Clarinetist of the Sunflower and Buzzard’s Bay Music Festivals.

As a soloist, he has appeared with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Wheeling Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as well as Sunflower and Buzzard’s Bay.

In August 2016,  Gunn was featured at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest performing the Copland Clarinet Concerto, and in spring 2017, he recorded the Corigliano Clarinet concerto with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble for Reference Recordings. He is active as a chamber musician around the United States, has performed as a member of Concert:Nova, and has played regularly on the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati.

Committed to the education of the next generation of clarinetists, Gunn gives masterclasses and recitals around the country, and has served on the faculties of the Buffet-Crampon Summer Academy, the Aria International Summer Academy, the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and Round Top Music Festival. He has held faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Goshen College, Andrews University and Seton Hill University.

Born in Sheffield, England, Gunn started his musical career playing violin and piano and began studying the clarinet after moving to the United States at age 11. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a Master of Music from the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University.  

Gunn is a D’Addario artist and musician advisor, a Buffet Group USA Performing artist and plays exclusively on Buffet-Crampon clarinets.

Event Type

Concerts, Speaker, Master class

Sponsoring Department

Conservatory of Music


Free admission

Conservatory of Music
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