Assistant Professor, Clarinet
Beyond being a very active performer, Dr. Jeffrey Brooks is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the owner of ClarinetMonsteR.com. Before moving to Albuquerque in 2019, Jeff was an Artist Affiliate at Emory University and the adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He served as sabbatical replacement at Florida State University and Ohio University and held teaching positions as adjunct clarinet instructor at Central Washington University and Walla Walla University.
As a concerto soloist, Jeff, has been heard on numerous occasions. He has presented scores of solo recitals, and has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Atlanta Symphony, Charleston Symphony, the Savannah Philharmonic, and many more symphonic organizations. In January 2018, he was a guest clinician at the annual Georgia Music Educators Association’s conference in Athens, GA.
Jeff has recorded for the Naxos and New World Record labels, independently released two jazz CD’s available on itunes.com, and recorded on multiple film soundtracks, video games, and commercials. In addition, he recently developed “Monsters of Clarinet”, a classical and jazz crossover pops program for jazz quartet and symphony orchestra that is currently being marketed nationally.
His teachers have included Dr. Frank Kowlasky, Dr. Deborah Bish, Eddie Daniels, Laura DeLuca, Chip Phillips, and Joseph Brooks and he holds a MM and a DM from Florida State University. Check out ClarinetMonsterR.com for details on Jeff’s clarinet repair and sales business, recordings, performance calendar, and soon to come Clarinet Monster Academy.