Ethan Sloane

Professor of Music | 617.353.3397 (preferred) | esloane@bu.edu

Room 406, 855 Commonwealth Avenue

Ethan Sloane

Ethan Sloane enjoys a prominent career as performer, teacher, and arts administrator. As soloist and recitalist he has appeared extensively throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Much in demand in chamber music, Mr. Sloane is co-founder and artistic director of the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, where he appears regularly and has produced recordings both on CD and for National Public Radio. His devotion to the diverse solo and chamber music literature for clarinet has led to recording for Crystal Records and Musique Internationale that have earned critical acclaim, and his editions of masterworks by Brahms and Mozart have also received wide acceptance. Recent appearances have included Bargemusic (NY), Music Mountain (CT), and Maverick Concerts (NY). A prize-winner in numerous competitions, he has been artist-participant at the Marlboro Music Festival and is the founder of a seminar for clarinetists at Tanglewood that has attracted international attention. After appointments in New York, Iowa, British Columbia (Canada), West Virginia, and Maryland, since 1984 Mr. Sloane has been Professor of Music at Boston University, College of Fine Arts.

BMus, New England Conservatory; MM, MMA, DMA, Yale University. Instructor, Mannes Music Division, 1973–75; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Northern Iowa, 1976–77; Assistant Professor of Music, University of Victoria, 1977–79; Associate Professor of Music, West Virginia University, 1979–82; Executive Assistant to the Director, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, 1983–84. Artist-faculty, California Music Center, 1981–82. Fellow, Affiliate Artists, Inc., 1975; first prize, Ars Vivus Chamber Music Competition, 1976; Honorary Fellow, Hampden-Sydney College, 1977–79, 1981; regional chair, International Clarinet Society, 1980; Artist-clinician, G. Leblanc Corp., 1981, awarded Martha Baird Rockefeller Grant, 1981. Artist-member, Empire Trio, 1973–present. Recitals: Merkin Hall (sponsored by Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music), National Gallery of Art, California Music Center, Kenyon College (Young Artists Series), Washington Jefferson College, Queen Elizabeth Playhouse (Vancouver, BC). Concerts with Pacific Wind Quintet, including Shawnigan Music Festival (Victoria, BC). Artist-participant, Marlboro Music Festival; former principal clarinet, Symphony of the United Nations and Festival Orchestra of New York; former member, New Haven Symphony. Former Codirector, Choate Chamber Music Workshop. Recipient, New York State Arts Council Grant. Former Director, Laureate Wind Quintet; Director, Empire Trio of New York, 1973–present; Founder and Artistic Director, Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, 1980–present; Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa 1991; performance of major quintets with the Shanghai Quintet, Bargemusic (NY); Music Mountain (CT); performance of major literature (Shepherd on the Rock); Maverick Concerts (NY). Masterclasses: New World Symphony (Miami) 2009; Judge, Concert Artist Guild (NY) 2005, 2009. Hampden-Sydney College; Recordings for Crystal Records and Musique Internationale. Director, Music Division, 1984–85. Present position, 1984.