NYCC Composer Profile

Catherine Neville

CATHERINE NEVILLE is a clarinetist and educator, making her debut as a composer in 2018 with the New York Composers Circle. As a freelance clarinetist since 2005, she has performed as a soloist in venues across Long Island. As a chamber and orchestral musician, Mrs. Neville has performed with the Northport Symphony Orchestra, the Astoria Symphony, the Atlantic Wind Symphony, and the West Slip Orchestra, as well as the North Shore Wind Quintet. In addition, she is a founding member of the Gold Coast Chamber Musicians and performed as a soloist at the Mercadante Clarinet Festival in Noci, Italy, in 2008, and in masterclasses at the Clarinetopia Conference in 2009 and 2010.

As an educator with nearly 20 years in the classroom, Mrs. Neville has taught band, chorus, orchestra, music theory, and provided music therapy to a wide variety of children. She is an adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association and maintains a private studio for clarinet.

Mrs. Neville graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Stony Brook, where she was she was the winner of the Concerto Competition and was awarded an Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities fellowship. She holds a Master of Science in Education from Hofstra University; and a Conservatory Studies certificate from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA, which she attended after graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy. Mrs. Neville has studied clarinet with Fan Lei, Deborah Chodacki, Gregg Miller, and Lawrence Sobol, and has participated in masterclasses with Michael Webster, Stephen Williamson, and Charles Neidich.

Mrs. Neville resides in Dix Hills, NY, with her husband and their two young children.

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