Dr. Cecilia Kang currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Furman University. She previously held teaching positions at North Dakota State University (ND) and Concordia University (MI). During the summers, she has taught at Grumo Music Festival in Italy, Luzerne Music Center in New York and Bay View Music Festival in Michigan. As a performer, she has collaborated with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Copeland String Quartet, the Poinsett Trio and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In addition to performing at Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), Castleton Music Festival (USA), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), and Interflow Music Festival (Hong Kong), she took part in professional development residencies at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria) and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (Germany). Dedicated to pedagogy, Dr. Kang has presented master classes at Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shen Yang Conservatory of Music, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Jeonju University, Silla University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Oklahoma State University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Toronto, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Windsor, the University of Manitoba, and Brandon University. Dr. Kang has also been invited to present at conferences hosted by Music Educators Association throughout the United States, the College Music Society, the Midwest Clinic, the Clarinet Colloquium and the International Clarinet Association. She has also served on judging panels for the International Clarinet Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society and the Interflow Music Festival. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Kang is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist and Clinician. Her debut albumGlobal Tapestry has been released under the Soundset Record Label.​For more information, please visit www.kangcecilia.com.​​


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Woodwind Ensemble


Introduction to Music

Introduction to the fundamentals of music, exploring a variety of musical genres, and developing an appreciation of the diverse musical genres. Although the focus157 for each section varies, all sections address certain fundamentals of music: listening skills, cultural context, historical development, musical vocabulary, musical structure, and style. Requires out-of-class listening and attendance at live concerts. Descriptions of the sections are published during the enrollment period for each term.


Woodwind Methods

Study of woodwind instruments for the purpose of learning teaching and playing skills.

​I firmly believe in nurturing a positive learning environment for students to confidently pursue their personal musical goals. I mentor my students to develop inquisitive minds that will intrinsically motivate them to become courageous and purposeful musicians, free to be innovative, versatile and life-long learners in today’s global musical landscape. My ultimate goal as a teacher is to instill independence and confidence in students so they can discover their own voice.

As a clarinet teacher, I value building a solid foundation in the areas of tone, technique, rhythm, pitch, and articulation through personally demonstrating on the instrument and sharing the art of analytical and innovative practice methods.   

As an artist, I strive to guide each student to become more aware of music’s complexities that are informed by the study of theory, history, with considerations to traditions in musical styles and awareness of contemporary advancements in today’s performance practice.​

  • National Winner of the 2004 Canadian Music Competition
  • Second Prize Winner of the 2008 Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition
  • Grants from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, DC., the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects, the Kingsway Foundation, the Hendrickson Foundation, and the Lorraine Murphy Endowment.
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