Equal parts entrepreneur, educator and clarinetist, Deborah Andrus believes that what is required to face a musical challenge is a solid plan and a supportive mentor. She is founder of Clarinet Guide, a resource used by students of all levels and abilities to set clear goals and to creatively solve their clarinet challenges. Dr. Andrus is the clarinet professor at Moravian College and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Deborah is very excited to announce that her latest project is finally published and available – her book titled The Chalumeau Register. This book is the first in a series of warm up books for clarinet students of all ages, levels and abilities, and the focus is warming up the tone, fingers and tongue in the lowest register. Her book for music educators consists of the clarinet chapters for Teaching Woodwinds, a woodwind methods resource for music educators, which was called in a review in The Clarinet as a “…hands-on book with excellent audio examples…as well as a wealth of videos and resources.” She proudly represents the Buffet-Crampon company as an Artist-Clinician.
Lauded for her “inspirational teaching”, she is the second clarinetist with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the SATORI Chamber Ensemble, the DeMarina Trio and the East Winds Quintet. A proponent of music by living composers, she has premiered and recorded works by Paul Salerni, Larry Lipkis, Steven Sametz, Matthew Quayle and Arthur Frackenpohl. Deborah is grateful to have studied with highly-esteemed, encouraging pedagogues and clarinetists, including Alan Woy, James Pyne, Theodore Oien, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr and Mark Nuccio. In addition to her musical endeavors, Deborah is a passionate advocate and support for differently wired children and their families.