D Gause, a native of the Washington, D.C., area, has been active as a musician for over two decades on the Las Vegas Strip as a conductor, pianist, synthesist, and clarinetist. Currently she is playing the clarinet book in the highly acclaimed revised version of Phantom of the Opera at The Venetian. At the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, she has played clarinet for such great Broadway musicals as West Side Story and Evita. In addition, she has demonstrated her versatility by playing keyboards for the hit musicals We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia. D Gause has earned four academic degrees and also has studied clarinet privately with distinguished teaches throughout the U.S. A recipient of the coveted "Who's Who Among American Teachers" Award, Dr. Gause is a Professor at the College of Southern Nevada, where she teaches theory, clarinet, and piano, and is the coordinator of the Music Theory Program. Dr. Gause performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, appearing frequently with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and many distinguished performers such as Andrea Bocelli, and Luciano Pavarotti. As a member of the duo Clarion Synthesis, she has performed in Tokyo and at a number of venues throughout the U.S. She is also a member of the CSN Faculty New Music Ensemble Synchronix. Dr. Gause is a multiyear recipient of grants from the Nevada Arts Council, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. These grants partially fund CSN's International New Music Festival, of which she is the Founder and Director. This annual event is held at CSN the last weekend of September.

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