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Chad Burrow ’01MM appointed professor of clarinet at University of Michigan

April 14, 2009

Chad Burrow, clarinet

Chad Burrow ’01MM has been appointed to the prestigious position of professor of clarinet at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The winner of prizes and awards from the 2001 Young Concert Artist International Competition in New York City, the 2000 Woolsey Hall Competition, the 2000 Artist International Competition, and the 1997 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the European press has said that Chad Burrow performs with “brilliant technique and tonal beauty mixed with an expressive ferocity.” In a summer of 2007 review, the Danish critic Henrik Svane went on to describe a Burrow performance as virtuosity, energy, and power without compromise. It is no surprise that Burrow was the only American clarinetist invited to participate in the 2003 Munich Competition.

The former principal clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony, Chad Burrow is now the principal clarinetist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University. He has appeared as a featured soloist with numerous orchestras in the U.S. and Asia. In addition to his own schedule of performances, Burrow is the clarinetist for Duo Clarion, formed in 1999 at Yale University with pianist Amy Cheng ’99. Duo Clarion maintains an active series of performances throughout the United States, Europe and the Far East. Their work has been recorded and released by Albany Records and by Wei Studios.

Burrow holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), where he studied with Russell Dagon, and a Master of Music degree from Yale University, where he studied with David Shifrin.

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