School of Music

UF Clarinet Studio

Spring 2022
Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is a third year Music in Combination with Natural Resource Conservation major from Boca Raton, Florida. She’s been playing the clarinet for nine years. When not practicing scales or Rose etudes, Rachel enjoys taking candid pictures of her friends and attempting to find cool places in Gainesville to watch the sunrise.

Spring 2022
Carly Crist

Carly Crist is a first year music education major here at the University of Florida. She is currently in Wind Symphony and the Fighting Gator Marching Band. She’s a candidate working towards becoming a sister of the music service sorority here on campus, Tau Beta Sigma. When she has free time, you can probably find her at UF sporting events, especially gator baseball, hammocking with a good book, and spending time with friends outside of the MUB and Marston!

Spring 2022
Savanna Downing

Savanna Downing is a fourth year in Music Performance and a 1st year in the Masters of Science in Management program. She is President of the University of Florida Orchestra, and a Senior Advisor for the University Research Scholars Program. In her free time, Savanna likes to bullet journal and play soccer!

Spring 2022
Lindsay Gassman

Lindsay Gassman is a senior completing her music education degree and performance certificate at the University of Florida. She performs with the UF Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Marching Band, and Clarinet Ensemble. Lindsay is a sister of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Service Sorority, where she serves as Music Director. Outside of the School of Music, Lindsay plays in an indie/folk band and teaches music during summers at Camp Encore-Coda. When she’s not playing clarinet, Lindsay enjoys drinking smoothies, exploring new nature paths, and being with friends.

Spring 2022
Anne Glerum

Anne is a second year master’s student studying clarinet performance at the University of Florida. She performs in the UF Wind Symphony, UF Symphony Orchestra, and UF Clarinet Ensemble, and looks forward to performing as much as possible during her time at UF. Anne is the most recent winner of the UF Concerto Competition in the graduate division for 2021. Anne graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She loves teaching, playing duets with friends, and meeting new people through music!

Spring 2022
Jose Guerra

​​Jose Guerra is a first year music in combination with mathematics major from Boca Raton, Florida. He currently performs with the Wind Symphony, Gator Band, and UF Orchestra. Outside of music, you can find him working out, searching for the best restaurants, or finding the closest karaoke bar.

Spring 2022
Lorrie Konopasek

Lorrie is a third year Music in Combination with Microbiology and Cell Science major at the University of Florida. She performs in the Wind Symphony, Marching Band, and Clarinet Ensemble where she serves as president. Lorrie recently became a sister of the Tau Beta Sigma, where she is the webmaster. Outside of performance ensembles, Lorrie is also a member of GatorMIC: UF’s music industry club and works in the Reitz Union Audio/Visual department. Lorrie enjoys going to concerts, painting, traveling, and caring for her plants.

Spring 2022
Julia Lanni

Julia Lanni is a second-year clarinet performance major at the University of Florida. She performs with the UF Wind Symphony, Clarinet Ensemble, and UF Symphony Orchestra. Julia is a winner of the Clarinet Ensemble Concerto Competition. She is also a sister in Tau Beta Sigma, a national honorary band sorority dedicated to serving collegiate bands. Outside of music, Julia enjoys baking, plants, and spending time with friends.

Spring 2022
Joseph McFarland

Joseph McFarland is a fourth-year music education major here at the University of Florida. He performs with the UF Wind Symphony, Clarinet Ensemble, Fightin’ Gator Marching Band, and UF Symphony Orchestra. Joseph also serves as a School of Music Ambassador and is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi. Outside of music, you can find Joseph getting coffee with his friends or heading to the beach.

Spring 2022
Abigail Mistretta

Ms. Abigail Mistretta is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting with a special concentration in Clarinet Performance. She serves as a teaching assistant with the concert bands, the Gator athletic bands, UF Clarinet Ensemble, and as a mentor in the beginning conducting classes.

Ms. Mistretta received her undergraduate degree in Instrumental Music Education in May of 2020 from the University of Florida. During her time there she performed as a clarinetist in both the UF Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, University Symphony Orchestra on both Bb and bass clarinet, and in the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble. In the summer of 2019, she had the opportunity to travel to France with the UF Wind Symphony as the bass clarinetist where the group performed in the Festival des Anches d’Azur in La Croix-Valmer. She also served on the Gator Band leadership team as a section leader for one year and a drum major for two, served on the EBoard for UF collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education, and was an active member of the music service fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi. She completed her student teaching in both Alachua and Bradford county while working primarily with middle and high school students. She actively continues to teach and clinic high school students in the Alachua area.

Ms. Mistretta’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Florida Music Educator’s Association, and the National Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni association.

Spring 2022
Dalton Ringey

Dalton Ringey is a third year PhD student in music composition with a cognate in clarinet performance at the University of Florida.  When he isn’t busy engraving and formatting parts or practicing bass clarinet excerpts, you could find Dalton listening to one of nearly 300 vinyl records in his collection.

Spring 2022
Anna Terlizzese

My name is Anna Marie Terlizzese. I am a sophomore as a Music Education major. My goal is to go on to become a college professor and further my clarinet performance career. I am a part of the Wind Symphony and Clarinet Choir. Also, a few of my friends and I have started organizing unique, student run School of Music showcases. Outside of music, I have an interest in agriculture and I am a part of the pre-professional sorority Sigma Alpha.

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