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Cecilia Kang

Assistant Professor of Clarinet - Furman University

Clarinetist Cecilia Kang is quickly garnering international recognition as a dynamic artist-­‐ teacher. Prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Standard Life Competition, she has also won many notable awards 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, and the Hendrickson Foundation. As a performer, she has collaborated with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, 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. She has also appeared at Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), IMPULS Contemporary Music Festival (Austria), Castle Music Festival (USA), Collingwood Music Festival (Canada), and Banff Centre (Canada). Her performances have been featured on classical radio stations including California’s KUSC, Minnesota’s MPR and Canada’s CBC. A passionate educator, Dr. Kang has presented at conferences hosted by the Music Educators Association, the College Music Society, the International Clarinet Associations’ ClarinetFest and the China International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival. She has also presented recitals and master classes at throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Dr. Kang currently serves on faculty at Furman University in South Carolina and she has previously taught at North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND) and Concordia University (Ann Arbor, MI), Grumo Music Festival (Italy), Luzerne Music Center (NY) and Bay View Music Festival (MI). Dr. Kang 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. Her main teachers have included Daniel Gilbert, Yehuda Gilad, Joaquin Valdepenas, Joseph Orlowski, Avrahm Galper and Zeng-­‐Ming Liao. Dr. Kang is Buffet-­‐Crampon and Vandoren Performing Artist. For more information, please visit

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