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Clarinetist Maureen Hurd Hause has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia, and North America, performing at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, with the American Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, the Broadway production of The King and Iat Lincoln Center, as well as in Poland, South Korea, France, England and Mexico. She performed at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests® in Belgium, Italy, Japan, Canada, and the US and at the Norfolk, Skaneateles, Lancaster, and Zodiac Festivals. She has recorded for Naxos, MSR Classics and Marquis Classics. She earned masters and doctoral degrees from the Yale School of Music where she worked with materials in the Benny Goodman Papers; she has been recognized for her study and performances of classical works connected to Benny Goodman. Her primary teachers were David Shifrin, Charles Neidich, Joseph Messenger, and Ayako Oshima. She is Head of the Woodwind Program and Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She plays Selmer Paris clarinets, D’Addario reeds, and a Silverstein CRYO ligature.