Scot Humes, clarinet
Scot Humes is Professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, joining the faculty in the fall of 2006; Principal Clarinet of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra (LA) and the Vashon Opera Orchestra (WA), and performs frequently in the clarinet sections of the Shreveport Symphony, Rapides Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, and South Arkansas Symphony. As a soloist he has performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Peconic Chamber Orchestra, Frank Martin’s Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Percussion and String Orchestra with the Stony Brook Symphony under the direction of Leon Fleischer, C.M. von Weber’s Concertino on tour with the University of Louisiana at Monroe Wind Ensemble, and Weber Concerto No. 2 with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, and John Williams' Viktor's Tale with the Shreveport Symphony.
An active performer and teacher, he has given numerous recitals and master classes throughout the world at schools such as Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Luther College, University of Southern Mississippi, Piedmont College, Winona State University, and Mississippi College, with additional performances at the International Clarinet Association conferences, Auckland (NZ) Music Festival, Concerts for Christchurch (NZ) Foundation Trust, the “In Dialogue With…” series at Holy Trinity Cathedral (NZ), the Southern Conference of the College Music Society, Michigan State University Clarinet Spectacular Day, and at the Gryperio Cultural Center in Mykonos, Greece. His activities as a clinician include presentations at the Louisiana Music Educators Association and Texas Music Educators Association conventions, the Mississippi Music Teachers Association, and adjudication for numerous chamber music and concerto competitions, as well as the Semi-Final round of the Young Artist Competition at conferences of the International Clarinet Association.
A proponent of new music, Humes has worked with contemporary composers Frank Ticheli, Chen Yi, Libby Larsen, Eric Ewazen, and Gwyneth Walker (to name a few), and has performed in the Electroacoustic Juke Joint and the New Music on the Bayou contemporary music festivals. Recordings include a soon to be released CD of new works for clarinet and piano, the world premiere of Downwind of Roses in Maine commissioned from composer Libby Larsen, Buffalo Gals and Other Songs by composer Gwyneth Walker, a SoundSpells release of Meyer Kupferman’s Structures with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, and Black Sky Hates The Moon - a contemporary opera by composer Max Duykers.
Scot Humes is a Silverstein Pro-Team Artist, a Henri Selmer Paris Artist performing on Seles Présence clarinets, a SoundScore Artist, and an Artist for Potenza Music.