Scot Humes

“My Silverstein ligature allows me to play with the most vibrant sound, producing incredible resonance and evenness throughout each register.  The response is unparalleled with solid articulation. ~ Scot Humes

Scot Humes maintains an active performance schedule of solo and chamber recitals that includes working with composers Eric Ewazen, Frank Ticheli, Chen Yi, and Stephen Paulus on the performance of their work; world premiere performances of works by Gwyneth Walker and a commissioned work titled “downwind of roses in Maine” by composer Libby Larsen. He is Principal Clarinet of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra and has performed with many orchestras including the Shreveport Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Muncie Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Peconic Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed and presented master classes at Luther College, Michigan State University, the University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi College, Piedmont College, and Winona State University; as well performances at the conference of the College Music Society – Southern chapter, the 2014 International Clarinet Association Conference, and at the Grypario Cultural Centre in Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece. As an adjudicator and clinician, he has presented clinics at the Louisiana and Texas Music Educators Association conventions, and has been published in the journal of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.

Associate Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone, Humes joined the ULM faculty in the Fall of 2006. In addition to private instruction he teaches Sophomore Aural Skills, Woodwind Methods, and Form & Analysis. Humes earned a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, a Master of Music degree from Ball State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His teachers include Larry Mentzer, Lawrence McDonald, Caroline Hartig, Charlie Neidich, Alan Kay, and Dan Gilbert. Humes maintains membership in the College Music Society, the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and the International Clarinet Association. His recordings include the 2003 release of Meyer Kupferman’s Structures with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players; a 2005 recording of Black Sky Hates The Moon, a contemporary opera by composer Max Duykers; and a 2008 recording of Buffalo Gals and Other Songs by Gwyneth Walker, available on the composer’s website.