Catherine Neville

Member since 2017
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Clarinetist, educator, composer and arranger, CATHERINE NEVILLE joined the New York Composers Circle in 2017. Since then, her music has been featured on “The Muse’s Voice” concert series at Barnard College in October of 2019, at the annual Guest Concert at Court Street Music in Valley Stream Long Island, and performed in Manhattan at the National Opera Center and the Little Church Around the Corner as a part of the New York Composer’s Circle concert series. Catherine’s composition for a quartet of mixed strings and winds, “Birds,” was selected by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance to be performed by the BAMA Players in Birmingham (Alabama), in May 2019.

As a freelance clarinetist, Mrs. Neville performed with the Northport Symphony Orchestra, the Astoria Symphony, the Atlantic Wind Symphony, as well as the North Shore Wind Quintet and Gold Coast Chamber Ensemble. She was a soloist at the Mercadante Clarinet Festival in Noci, Italy, and is a frequent recitalist at venues on Long Island.

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 for Michael Webster, Stephen Williamson and Charles Neidich.

Mrs. Neville currently studies composition with Dr. Leonard Lehrman. She holds a Master of Science in Music Education from Hofstra University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from SUNY Stony Brook.

Recordings of original compositions and clarinet performances can be found here: