“We are very supportive of each other, and we all really want to see each other succeed. It’s a very welcoming community.”
Emily Dorr ’23
Music (Clarinet Performance)
St. Paul, Minnesota
From bands and orchestras to chamber groups, classical to contemporary to jazz, ensembles and performance opportunities abound.
The clarinet program is led by Andy Hudson, Associate Professor of Music.
Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates.
Faculty Profile: Andy Hudson
"Everything you encounter outside of what you typically do makes that thing you typically do richer and more interesting." — Hudson
Improving your individual skills is just one facet of a musical education in the Conservatory. For clarinetists, your education will also focus on supporting your peers, learning to make music well with others, and upholding a studio environment that promotes acceptance, trust, inclusion, and encouragement.
Have clarinet, will travel
Nearly every year Lawrentian clarinetists travel to perform, do outreach, and connect with other musicians. Recent destinations have included Minneapolis and Chicago.
Tools of the Trade
From a fully equipped reed room to a collection of first-rate auxiliary clarinets, you'll have access to an array of musical tools and instruments.
The Power of Collaboration
What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests.
A Standout Performance
Abbey Atwater performs as a guest soloist with the Lawrence University Wind Ensemble.
Sound the Retreat
Bond with your fellow musicians, focus on your craft, and immerse yourself in natural beauty during retreat weekends at Björklunden, a 441-acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan.