The Clarinet – Edited by Jane Ellsworth
2021 saw the publishing of the book The Clarinet that was edited by the EWU Fine & Performing Arts Music Department professor Jane Ellsworth. Along with overseeing editing the collection of essays written by leading performer-scholars, Professor Ellsworth also wrote two of the chapters.
The Clarinet “offers unique perspectives on the clarinet’s historical role in various styles, genres, and ensembles, from jazz and ethnic traditions to classical chamber music, concertos, opera, and symphony orchestras.” (Boydell & Brewer Book Description)
Along with Professor Ellsworth, contributors to this volume include Eric Hoeprich, Albert R. Rice, Ingrid Pearson, Julian Rushton, David Schneider, Marie Sumner Lott, Colin Lawson, and S. Frederick Starr.
Professor Ellsworth is a professor of music History at EWU and has performed across the U.S.A and internationally on modern and historical clarinets as a professional clarinetist. She has also published A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015).
A review of the book highlighted how “The topics and writing style will engage clarinetists of all ages, and the footnotes, bibliographic in nature, point the motivated researcher further afield.” (Gregory Barrett)