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Mr. Bil Jackson

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Principal Clarinet

Aspen Music Festival and School
Phone: (970) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
Aspen Music Festival
2 Music School Road
Aspen , Colorado 81611
United States

Company Description: The Aspen Music Festival and School has offered valley schools enrichment programs in classical music for 12 years under the auspices of M.O.R.E educational...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Northwestern University
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
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Bil Jackson The ...
www.coloradosymphony.org, 23 July 2011 [cached]
Bil Jackson The Colorado Symphony | Meet The Orchestra | Musicians | Bil Jackson
The Colorado Symphony
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Bil Jackson
Principal
Bil Jackson enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music appearances. Mr. Jackson is the principal clarinetist with the Colorado Symphony and the Aspen Chamber Symphony and has performed as principal clarinetist with the Pittsburgh, St Louis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Honolulu Symphony Orchestras. He also has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado, Honolulu, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas Chamber, and Aspen Chamber orchestras.
Mr. Jackson is currently professor of clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and is on the Artist-Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas, University of Colorado and Duquesne University. Mr. Jackson studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he won the Academy's Concerto Competition three times and was awarded the gold medal for superlative musicianship upon graduation. He continued his formal study at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus. Additionally, he became the only player ever to win the International Clarinet Competition twice, and he was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition.
Currently, Mr. Jackson performs recitals and presents master classes throughout the United States and abroad. In August of 2008 he was a featured artist at the Japan International Clarinet Festival. During the 2009-2010 season he presented master classes at Northwestern, Manhattan, Eastman, and the Colburn schools of music.
Mr. Jackson commissioned, and premiered with the Honolulu Symphony, Dan Welcher's Clarinet Concerto which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music.
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Mr. Jackson's chamber music affiliations include performances/collaborations with: David Shifrin, Ida Kavafian, Cho-Liang Lin, Peter Wiley, Emanuel Ax, Milan Turkovic, Stephen Hough, Awadagin Pratt, Anne Marie McDermott, Eugenia Zukerman, Steve Prutsman, Pamela Frank, Ransom Wilson, Sharon Isbin, Robert McDuffie, Toby Appel, Bill Douglas, American String Quartet, and the Miami String Quartet.
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Additionally Mr. Jackson performs and records in Japan with the Tokyo Bach-Band which presents the music of Bach in a modern musical format. Mr. Jackson is sponsored by both Yamaha and Rico and is in the final stages of helping Yamaha design its CSG line of professional clarinets.
ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL
www.aspenmusicfestival.com, 1 July 2006 [cached]
Bil Jackson
Bil Jackson, principal clarinet of the Colorado and Aspen Chamber symphonies, has served as principal clarinet of the Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Honolulu orchestras.He has appeared as soloist with numerous other orchestras.An artist-faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 1982, he teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.He has taught at the University of Colorado, University of Texas, Austin, and Duquesne University.The only clarinetist to win the International Clarinet Competition twice, he was also a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition.Mr. Jackson commissioned, premiered, and recorded Dan Welcher,s Pulitzer Prize,nominated Clarinet Concerto for the Marco Polo label.
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Mr. Jackson appears with numerous artists and festivals, including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Bravo!Colorado, Sunflower Music Festival, and Camerata Pacifica.He designs and manufactures single reed-making equipment.
Bil Jackson
nextgenerationfestival.org, 21 Dec 2005 [cached]
Bil Jackson
Biography
Bil Jackson enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances.Currently principal clarinet with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Mr. Jackson has performed as principal clarinetist with the Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Cincinnati, St Louis, Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, and, has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado, Honolulu, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas Chamber, and Aspen Chamber orchestras.
Mr. Jackson is currently professor of clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and on the Artist-Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival.He has previously served on the faculties of the Universities of Texas, Colorado and Duquesne.Mr. Jackson studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he won the Academy's Concerto Competition three times and was awarded the gold medal for overall musicianship upon graduation.He continued his formal study at Northwestern University with Robert Marcellus.Additionally, he became the only player ever to win the International Clarinet Competition twice, andin 1981, he was a finalist in the Prague International Clarinet Competition.
Currently, Mr. Jackson continues to perform recitals and present master classes throughout the United States and abroad with the most recent presented at Yale University and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.Mr. Jackson commissioned, and premiered with the Honolulu Symphony, Dan Welcher's Clarinet Concerto which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music.He subsequently returned to the Honolulu Symphony to record the work for the Marco Polo label.
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Mr. Jackson has toured with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society performing Harmoniemusik of Mozart.Mr. Jackson performs and records in Japan with the Tokyo Bach-Band which presents the music of Bach in a modern musical format.He recently was appointed as a Yamaha artist and is currently involved in developing a newly designed clarinet for the Yamaha Corporation as well as giving master classes worldwide.As a hobby, Mr. Jackson designs and manufactures reed-making equipment and is in the process of writing a book titled SpeedReeding.
Program 2000
www.alpenglowmusic.org, 1 Jan 2003 [cached]
Bil Jackson, Clarinetist and Co-Artistic DirectorBil Jackson enjoys a varied musical career that includes solo, orchestral, and chamber music performances.Currently Principal Clarinet of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Mr. Jackson has also performed as Principal Clarinet with the Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Cincinnati, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared as a soloist with the Colorado, Honolulu, Denver, Charlotte, Dallas Chamber, and Aspen Chamber orchestras.A former student of Robert Marcellus at Northwestern University, Mr. Jackson is currently Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado and on the Artist-Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival.
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Mr. Jackson has performed recitals and presented master classes throughout the United States and abroad at Yale University and the Latin American Clarinet Festival in Mexico City.He commissioned and premiered Dan Welcher's Clarinet Concerto with the Honolulu Symphony and subsequently recorded the work with that orchestra for the Marco Polo label.Mr. Jackson often collaborates with pianist Bill Douglas to present concerts that synthesize jazz, classical, and contemporary formats, and together they have recorded several albums for the Hearts of Space label.
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In 1999, Mr. Jackson toured with the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society performing Harmoniemusik of Mozart and will tour with them again in 2002.Additionally, Mr. Jackson is Co-Artistic Director of the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival, which in its fifth season will present concerts during late August in Summit County, Colorado.Mr. Jackson performs and records in Japan with the Tokyo Bach-Band, which presents the music of Bach in a modern musical format.As a hobby, Mr. Jackson designs and manufactures reed-making equipment and is in the process of writing a book titled SpeedReeding.
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www.augustanaarts.org, 18 Nov 2001 [cached]
Bil Jackson, clarinet; Jim Fittz, cello; Sharon Kimmey, piano
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Steven Copes, violin; Bil Jackson, clarinet; Sharon Kimmey, piano
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Bil Jackson, Clarinet.Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, Bil Jackson enjoys a reputation centered not only around orchestra repertoire, but also around an active roster of solo and chamber music performances.He continues as principal clarinetist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, after assuming the principal clarinet position for the Pittsburgh Symphony for two seasons.In addition, Mr. Jackson has performed as principal clarinetist with the Minnesota and Aspen Chamber Orchestras.
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Mr. Jackson premiered Dan Welcher's Clarinet Concerto and subsequently returned to the Honolulu Symphony to record the work for the Marco Polo label.He has also been a featured guest on NPR's Great Performances with the American String Quartet.He studied with Robert Marcellus at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at Northwestern University.He continues to perform as a guest artist with Ida Kavafian at the Bravo!Colorado Music Festival and Angel Fire Festival, and has performed with Chamber Music Northwest and the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.Mr. Jackson has been performing as a member of the faculty at the Aspen Music School for the past seventeen years.
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