Carol Jessup is a member of the performance faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches applied clarinet and coaches chamber music. She received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music performance from The University of Michigan where she studied with professors John Mohler and David Shifrin. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Michigan State University, and a student of Keith McCarty and Dr. Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.
Dr. Jessup’s performances include Alice Tully Hall, New York City, and performing as principal clarinet with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg, Austria. She is known nationally for her extensive work as soloist/clinician, and has appeared as a guest artist at the International Clarinet Symposium, ClarinetFest ’96, ’97, ’03, and ’08, the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), Arizona State University (Tempe), the University of Utah (Salt Lake City), Texas Tech University (Lubbock), the Mid-West National Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago), Mid-East Instrumental Music Conference (Pittsburg), Midwestern Conference, Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (Ann Arbor), Montana State Music Conference (Missoula), the Southern Instrumental Conductors Conference (Hattiesburg), Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association conventions (San Antonio), and the renowned Interlochen National Arts Camp (Interlochen, MI). Dr. Jessup has had a number of articles on clarinet performance and pedagogy published in recognized journals including The Instrumentalist, Southwestern Musician, The School Musician, and with Southern Music Company. Her comprehensive book, Playing and Teaching the Clarinet, recently published by RBC Music, San Antonio has been highly acclaimed and enthusiastically received.