Gary Whitman

Division Chair of Woodwinds,
Professor of Clarinet
Foster Hall 004 | 817-257-6622


MM, University of North Texas
BME, University of North Texas
Certificate de stage – International Music Center, Nice, France.

Courses Taught

MUSP 20430, 40430-undergraduate clarinet
MUSP 50210-Artist Diploma clarinet
MUSP 60430-Graduate clarinet
MUSP 70430-Doctoral clarinet
MUSI 10090-Woodwind ensemble
MUSI 60090-Chamber music
MUSI 30171-Woodwind Technique II

Areas of Focus

Applied clarinet instruction is my primary area of focus, with emphasis placed on improving the technical proficiency of each level of student to enhance their overall clarinet performance ability and musicianship.

Gary Whitman is Professor of Clarinet and Division Chair of Woodwinds at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Active as a recitalist, he has presented performances at ClarinetFest conferences in the United States and Europe. He has also presented masterclasses in Peru, Belgium, Puerto Rico and China. He has performed new works in Weill Recital Hall, the “Cliburn at the Modern” series in Fort Worth, and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. He is a member of Trio Con Brio, a TCU faculty trio of clarinet, viola and piano, and the Fort Worth Symphony, where he performs as the bass clarinetist. In 2009 TCU awarded him the Chancellor’s Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. Past-President of the International Clarinet Association, Mr. Whitman is an artist-clinician for D’Addario Woodwinds and Buffet Crampon, Inc.

Trio Con Brio, performing and commissioning music for clarinet, viola and piano

Bass clarinet, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Artist Clinician, D’Addario Woodwinds and Buffet Crampon USA, Inc.

Presented clarinet masterclasses in Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri

International masterclasses in Peru, Belgium, Puerto Rico and China

2004-Dean’s Creativity or Research Award

2009-College of Fine Arts, Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar

Texas-All-Level Teaching Certification

International Music Center, Nice, France-Certificate de Stage

International Clarinet Association

Texas Music Educators Association

American Federation of Musicians

Past-President, International Clarinet Association