Tarleton to host clarinetist Gary Whitman in free concert


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

STEPHENVILLE, Texas —Tarleton State University’s Department of Fine Arts presents clarinetist Gary Whitman in a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville.

Whitman is professor of clarinet and division chair of woodwinds at Texas Christian University. Active as a recitalist, he has presented performances at ClarinetFest and conferences in the United States and Europe. He also has presented masterclasses in Peru, Belgium, Puerto Rico and China. He has performed new works in Weill Recital Hall, the “Cliburn at the Modern” series in Fort Worth and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center.

Past president of the International Clarinet Association, Whitman is a member of Trio Con Brio, a TCU faculty trio of clarinet, viola and piano, and the Fort Worth Symphony, where he performs as the bass clarinetist.

In 2009 TCU awarded him the Chancellor’s Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and a dedication to transform today’s scholars into tomorrow’s leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,000 students at Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 16,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.