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First Name: Earl
Last Name: Clemens
Bio: Earl Clemens received degrees from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and Northwestern University, majoring in oboe performance. He also did postgraduate work at Indiana University. He joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University at DeKalb in 1959 where he taught the oboe and various other music courses, including Fundamentals and Principles of Elementary Education, and Music Appreciation. Six of his articles were included in the Woodwind Anthology, published by the Instrumentalist. He also published eighteen solo compositions for the oboe, in conjunction with Belwin's series Band Today. His book Practical Hints on Playing the Oboe was widely distributed. He was also assistant editor of the Woodwind Column, published each month in the Instrumentalist. He is a founding member of the IDRS, and served as its president from 1974 through 1977; he performed at its meetings in Sioux Falls and Coral Gables. He also served on the board of directors of the International Music Camp.
Source: Double Reed 21/1 (1998)