Mary Druhan, DMA

  • Faculty

Professor of Clarinet

New Music Building 217
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Dr. D is a Full Professor at A&M-Commerce where she has taught since 2002 as an inspiring mentor-teacher. Respected for a vital career in orchestra, opera, and military bands prior to moving to Texas, she has since been active as a member of the Dallas Winds, many chamber ensembles and projects including Color of Sound, Triforia Winds, Deux Eaux, CoCane, DFMM and more. Additionally, she is a solo performer in classical traditions and electronic and multimedia music.

A Conversation with Dr. Druhan

Tell us about a project you are currently working on or recently completed.

In 2021, I will be co-hosting the International Clarinet Association’s conference, Clarinetfest in Fort Worth former TAMUC student and alumnae Jennifer Daffinee. The event will feature a new organizational structure and two new components including the Clarinet Learning Community and the Showcase Stage.

Educational Background

  • DMA, Clarinet Performance, Louisiana State University, 2003
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, University of Cincinnati, 1995
  • B.M., Clarinet Performance, Louisiana State University, 1993

Professional Organizations

Honors and Awards

  • H.M. Lafferty Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2016
  • James “Jim” Vonberg Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Texas A&M-Commerce, 2011
  • V.I.P. Artist, World Clarinet Alliance, 2008

Featured Courses

  • MUS 100H: Chamber Music – Woodwind
  • MUS 152: Applied Clarinet
  • MUS 352: Applied Music: Recital
  • MUS 526: Music Literature & Repertoire
  • MUS 552: Principal Applied Clarinet

Selected Publications

  • Corley, Paula. “Pedagogy Corner: Not Like the Others” 2020. The Clarinet. 47.3: 16-23.
  • Druhan, Mary Alice. “Protecting Our Musical Bodies” 2017. Pan Pipes. 19.4: 18-21.
  • Druhan, Mary Alice. “How to Make Your Event Successful” 2016. Clarinet News. 13-15.
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