Liam Burke, Clarinetist
Liam Burke

​Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Equally at home in the classroom as he is on stage, Liam is a devoted mentor and teacher. Since 2009, he has participated in the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Education Program, through which he has enjoyed a variety of teaching opportunities: clarinet coachings, coachings for young composers culminating in live performances of their music, and presentations for students ranging from second grade to twelfth grade culminating in interactive solo and chamber concerts in front of hundreds of students.

Liam is a graduate of Ensemble ACJW and "The Academy" at Carnegie Hall, a program that gives select musicians the ability to expand their musical skills beyond the concert hall into the surrounding community and schools. In the Autumn of 2012 and 2015, Liam and seven of his colleagues from Carnegie Hall visited Skidmore College for a weeklong residency involving master classes, private lessons, coachings, and interactive performances throughout the Saratoga Springs area. Through The Academy program, Liam taught for two years in Queens at PS 21 Edward Hart.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Liam served as Jon Manasse’s teaching assistant for four years. At his Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan, Liam maintains a private clarinet studio of approximately 15-20 students.  Liam enjoys teaching students of all ages and ability levels, ranging from Kindergarteners to college graduates who perform professionally or simply for enjoyment.  In the summers of 2013, '14 and '15, Liam served as the clarinet faculty member for the Usdan Center of Creative and Performing Arts.  In 2015, Liam was appointed to the clarinet faculty of the Special Music School ("SMS") at the Kaufman Center in New York City.  At SMS, Liam teaches private clarinet students as well as chamber music.  He has also taught chamber music as a substitute for the Pre-College division and was also a fellow for Juilliard’s Instrumental Music Program (IMP).  Mr. Burke was also a clarinet teacher with the Passes and Lessons Program (PALS) at the Aspen Music Festival and School as a fellowship student in the summer of 2010 and ‘11.  

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