Keith Lemmons, clarinet

    Keith Lemmons serves as an Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts, prestigious Presidential Teaching Fellow and Professor of Clarinet at The University of New Mexico. He combines an international reputation as a sought after soloist, clinician, chamber and orchestral musician with a distinguished teaching and administrative career.
    Critics acclaim “virtuosic and amazing,” “a consummate artist” and “he had the audience in sheer ecstasy.” He has performed in Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Sweden, Portugal and throughout the United States. He has appeared as an invited guest artist and international judge for the International Clarinet Festivals in Assisi, Italy; Oporto, Portugal; Baton Rouge; Kansas City; Atlanta; Salt Lake City; Stockholm, Sweden; Norman; Lubbock; Quebec City, Canada and Minneapolis.
    Lemmons performs with Serenata of Santa Fe, Taos Trio, Taos Chamber Music Group, and New Mexico Winds Woodwind Quintet. His degrees are from Pittsburg State University with Robert Schott and Michigan State University with Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr. Extensive study has also been with Larry Combs (Chicago Symphony), Charlie Neidich (Julliard), Thea King (English Chamber Orchestra), John McCaw (London Symphony) and Herb Blayman (Metropolitan Opera). His numerous CD’s are on the Summit, Centaur, Navona, TCMG, alBuZerkQue, Strauss, and Katson labels. He is an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon and D’Daddario.