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F. Gerard Errante is a clarinetist of international stature whose performances in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Africa, Cuba, and the South Pacific, have received critical acclaim. A native of New York City, he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Errante has published two books, A Selective Clarinet Bibliography, Contemporary Clarinet Repertoire, composed ten works for clarinet, and has contributed numerous articles to a wide variety of journals. He has recorded for CRI, Capstone Records, Drimala Records, Telarc, Centaur Records, Mark Recordings, AIR Records, Inc. (Japan), Apollo Records (The Netherlands), Tall Poppies (Australia), and for national radio stations throughout the world. His three compact discs, Electric Clarinet, Shadows of Ancient Dreams, and Beyond Noend with Errante, contain his own works, as well as compositions for clarinet and electronics that have been composed for him. These CDs, as well as several earlier LPs, have received high praise from reviews worldwide, citing their originality and exceptional performances. A specialist in new music, Errante has performed at many international festivals, and was a second prizewinner in the International Gaudeamus Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music.

Errante is an active participant in the international clarinet community and has served as President of both ClariNetwork International and the International Clarinet Association. In addition, he has performed at many of their Festivals held in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In July of 2005, the International Clarinet Association at their annual ClarinetFest in Tokyo presented Errante with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Of his four previous tours of Japan, one was under the auspices of the Asian Cultural Council. On two occasions Errante served as Artist-in-Residence at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia and has completed five Australian tours.

After 30 years of service, Dr. Errante retired from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia where he was Professor of Music, and twice received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. He is currently the Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort, a position he has held since 1972, a member of the duo, Clarion Synthesis, and a member of the new music ensemble, Creo based at Old Dominion University where he is serving as Adjunct Professor of Music. F. Gerard Errante is a Yamaha performing artist and performs on a Custom SE-V clarinet.

For further information, please refer to Dr. Errante's web page at: www.fgerrante.org  


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