Yosef Mendelsohnn
Musical / Orchestral Director 
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet



Musical Educational Background

1988-91 CEGEP Collegiale Vanier Clarinet Performance student of Mr. Zaven Zakarian
reference: 29 9th Ave. Roxboro, PQ H8Y-2M7 Canada
minored in Pure and Applied Sciences

1991-94 Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance, DePaul University

1993 Completed numerous studies with Mr. J. Lawrie Bloom, bass clarinetist, Chicago Symhony Orchestra
reference at: 1838 Wesley Ave., Evanston, Il, 60201

Post-High School Performance Experience


1988-1991 First chair clarinet with CEGEP Vanier's Wind Ensemble

1989-91 Principal clarinet of Orchestre des Jeunes de l'isle de l'ouest Montreal.

1990 Soloist with the OJQIO in Weber's Clarinet Concerto #1

1991-1994 DePaul University Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, Clarinet and Bass clarinet

1991 Member of DePaul Wind Ensemble to record a compact disc of French Band transcriptions for the Toshiba label

1991-1994 Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, Clarinet and Bass clarinet

1992-1994 University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Clarinet and bass clarinet

1992 Northeastern Illinois University Symphony Orchestra, Principal clarinet

1994 First alternate to National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Bass clarinet

1994 Semi-finalist at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition South Bend, Indiana

1994- Finalist at the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition Pasadena, California

1994 Winner of the DePaul University Wind Symphony Concerto Competition

1994 Lakeshore Symphony of Chicago, Bass clarinet

1994 Bass Clarinet of the Protege Philharmonic Orchestra of Chicago performing in Beijing and Tianjing, China.

1995 Principal Clarinet of Canada's representative orchestra at the World Youth Orchestra Festival, Brieve, France.

1996 Principal Clarinet for the Lyric Opera Summer Apprentice Program


Instructional Experience:

1990-1992 Clarinet instructor at National Music Camp of Canada.

1992-1995 Independent clarinet instruction for students in the Chicago area.

Sept. - Nov. 96
Orchestra Conductor and Vocal Director for Chicago-based Up & Coming Theatre Co.'s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita.

March - May '97
Music Director for Up & Coming Theatre's production of Oklahoma

June '97 - January '98
Music Director for Schaumburg Theater Company's production of Annie

June - August '98
Music Director for Up & Coming Theatre Company's production of Oliver

September - November '98
Music Director for Up & Coming Theatre Company's production of Guys and Dolls

June '98 - January '99
Music Director for Schaumburg Theater Company's production of Bye Bye Birdie

September - November '99
Music Director for Up & Coming Theatre Company's production of Grease

June '99 - January '00
Music Director for Schaumburg Theater Company's production of  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Contact Information:
E-Mail: ymendels@condor.depaul.edu
Web: http://www.depaul.edu/~ymendels