Yosef Mendelsohnn
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet
900 W. Fullerton #407
Chicago, Il 60614

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
1991-1993 Member of Salt Creek Ballet company in 16 performances of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker on 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 Chicago 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.

Instructor of university-wide workshops on all areas of using the Internet.
Reference: Mr. Mark Waslewski, Workshop Coordinator c/o DePaul University, Academic Technology and Development, (312) 362-8438.

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

March '97-present
Music director for Up & Coming Theatre's production of Oklahoma!