Dr. Meghan Merciers
“I switched to Silverstein ligatures in August 2015 on clarinet, and shortly thereafter on saxophone. These ligatures are terrific because they allow for optimal reed vibration, while still maintaining a dark and centered sound. I enthusiastically support the Silverstein products, and recommend them!” – Dr. Meghan Merciers
Dr. Meghan Merciers is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Alabama where she teaches clarinet and saxophone. She is an active soloist and collaborative musician, frequently performing new chamber and multimedia works for clarinet, and has played throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. Some of her recent performances are as a soloist and chamber musician at the 2015 ICA Southeastern Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, the 2015 River City Winter Clarinet Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a chamber musician with her group Trio Encantado at the 2013 ClarinetFest in Assisi, Italy.
Dr. Merciers is also an active orchestral musician, and is 2nd and Eb clarinet with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra. She regularly performs in the Shoals, Huntsville, and North Mississippi Symphony Orchestras. When in Michigan, she played in many Mid-Michigan symphonies and was principal clarinet of the French-American Chamber Orchestra of Flint, Michigan, which toured throughout Lyon, France, in a multi-lingual adaptation of Bernstein’s West Side Story.
Meghan Merciers has given numerous masterclasses throughout the United States and has held performer and lecturer residencies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Courbevoie outside of Paris, and the Conservatoire de Limonest in Lyon, France. Dr. Merciers previously taught at Albion College and the Flint School of Performing Arts in Michigan. She received her doctorate in clarinet performance from Michigan State University, and also has degrees from the University of New Mexico, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her primary teachers were Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Professor Keith Lemmons, Dr. Nikolasa Tejero, and Dr. Peter Temko.