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Ellen Breakfield Glick

Clarinetist Ellen Breakfield-Glick maintains an active career as a sought-after performer and educator. She holds positions with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and the award-winning Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, she frequently performs with orchestras throughout the Midwest. Her playing has been described by The Cleveland Plain Dealer as “both a novelty and a delight.” An avid chamber musician, she has performed for a wide range of audiences throughout the United States, at venues such as Lincoln Center and Kilbourn Hall. In March, 2014, she was featured live on Cleveland Public Radio, as part of the Cleveland State University Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Ellen has participated in music festivals throughout the United States and Canada, most recently as a Resident Artist at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. She can also be heard on recordings with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, featuring Canadian Brass, and the University of Michigan Symphony Band. As an educator, she has served on the faculty of Cleveland State University since 2013 and maintains a successful private studio. During the summer, Ellen has served as Guest Faculty Director for the University of Michigan’s MPulse Clarinet Institute and as a chamber music coach at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Ellen received a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Her teachers have included Daniel Gilbert, Kenneth Grant, Robert DiLutis, Michael Webster and Harry Hill

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CityMusic Cleveland season opener celebrates life and work of music director’s mentor (preview)

October 18, 2017

By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer   CLEVELAND, Ohio – To Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland’s season opener next week is more than just another series of concerts. It’s a chance to reconnect, in arguably the deepest possible way, with an old and dear friend, to honor a mentor he said shaped his artistic identity and set […]



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