School of Music

UF Clarinet Studio

Meet the Studio

Spring 2017
Kaitlyn Heumann

Kaitlyn Heumann is in her third year at UF earning a degree in Interior Design and a minor degree in clarinet performance. Kaitlyn is currently the Vice President of the UF Clarinet ensemble as well as a member of the ASID/IIDA organization. Other interests include cooking, traveling and watching Netflix.

Spring 2017
Dustin Phan

Dustin is a second year psychology major and minoring in clarinet performance at the University of Florida. Dustin is one fifth of the world renowned clarinet quintet, The Wolfgang Quintet. Outside of school, Dustin enjoys baking every and all deserts, cooking, playing with makeup, taking pictures, and long walks on the beach.

Spring 2017
Van Williams

Van is a forth year Classical Studies Major with a minor in Clarinet Performance. He has been involved in both Gator Marching Band and Symphonic Band for the duration of his time at UF, as well as the Volleyball Pep Band for two years and every concert band there is to join. He is also president of UF's Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honor Society and is an active member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. He is an avid listener of NPR, loves plants and the outdoors, and considers chocolate to be a main hobby. After his graduation in Spring 2017 he plans to intern at Hoggetowne Music in Gainesville to eventually become an instrument technician, and (some day) teach high school Latin back in his hometown of Ocala.

Spring 2017
Sophie Press

Sophie Press is a second year Music in Combination with MSM student with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. She is the treasurer of Clarinet Ensemble and also serves as a School of Music Ambassador. When not practicing articulation, she enjoys reading, loudly singing show tunes, and annoying everyone around her with bad puns.

Spring 2017
Haley Larsen

Haley Larsen is a second year clarinet performance in combination with accounting major at the University of Florida. She performs with the UF Wind Symphony, Clarinet Ensemble, Gator Band, Volleyball and Basketball Pep Bands and is in a clarinet quintet with other second years. Haley enjoys being with friends, dogs, and the beach.

Spring 2017
Rachel Hidalgo

Rachel Hidalgo is a 2nd year music in combination with health science (pre-PT) major at the University of Florida. Rachel is a sister in Tau Beta Sigma, National Band Service Sorority. She is also a member of the Fightin' Gator Marching Band, UF Wind Symphony, UF Navigators, and Dancin' Gators. When Rachel isn't playing the clarinet, she enjoys swimming, leading worship at Anthem Church, eating French fries, and giving hugs.

Spring 2017
Gabrielle Tordi

Gaby is a sophomore completing her music education major at the University of Florida. She’s been playing clarinet for eight years. Outside of music, she enjoys eating escargot, petting her dog, and cooking korean fried chicken for the studio.

Spring 2017
Abigail Mistretta

Abigail Mistretta is a first year music education major here at the University of Florida. She’s recently become a brother of the music service fraternity here on campus, Kappa Kappa Psi, and also serves as the Undergraduate Representative for the UF National Association of Music Education. In addition to her involvement in the School of Music, Abigail is also an active member of the UF Navigators, a colligate Christians on campus organization. If she happens to have some free time, you can probably find her attempting to run stadiums, hammocking (which is much more likely), playing volleyball, or actually spending time with friends outside the study room!

Spring 2017
Elizabeth Druesedow

Libby is a 2nd year masters student studying Music Performance in Clarinet. In addition to clarinet ensemble, Libby is one of the clarinet studio assistants and she is in charge of the UF band library. She also teaches clarinet lessons at Hoggtowne Music. Aside from clarinet, she loves cats, baking desserts, and traveling.

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