Jane Carl

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Jane Carl, Professor of Clarinet at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, is a native of Michigan and received her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. She was a member of the South Bend Symphony, the Flint Symphony, and the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra in Detroit, and has performed with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Carl has been on the faculty of Notre Dame University, Hillsdale College, and Andrews University, and has taught at the University of Michigan. She is also an active recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed regularly with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra including a sabbatical replacement on bass clarinet in 1997-98, European tour and recordings as second clarinet in 1998-99, and acting assistant principal clarinet from 1999-2003. She can often be heard performing with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. She is an artistic director of Summerfest, Kansas City’s acclaimed chamber music festival held each July. Dr. Carl performed at the 2007 China International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival in Beijing and as a concerto soloist at the 2009 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Oporto, Portugal. She is the chair of UMKC’s Instrumental Studies Division.