Michele Gingras

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“Everything is easier now that I play Légère Signature reeds. Worries are gone, reed performance doubts are gone, reed work is gone, but tone is definitely here to stay. Let’s play!” – Michele G.

Michele Gingras joined the Butler faculty as Instructor of Clarinet in the fall of 2017. 

Previously, she was Distinguished Professor of Clarinet at Miami University in Ohio, where she was named Crossen Hays Curry Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty. She is the author of Clarinet Secrets, 2ndedition, she performed and taught masterclasses worldwide, released over a dozen CDs, and wrote 200 articles and reviews for numerous international publications. She performed with the Cincinnati Klezmer Project for 20 years and concertized with Duo2go and Miami3 throughout the US. Gingras is Past-Secretary of the International Clarinet Association and is an Artist Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Légère Reeds. She earned a Premier prix from the Quebec Music Conservatory in Montreal and a M.M. in clarinet performance at Northwestern University. Previously, she was Principal Clarinet with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra  in Chile.

Pagina d’album by Michele Mangani: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06pyDARr000

 Klezmer Dance by Serban Nichifor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK3dGxxa2oY

 Freilach von der Khupe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LKUtjoRVQA