Bio

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Jennifer Fraley (Jennifer Tinberg) is a Lecturer of Music at Troy University, where she teaches applied clarinet lessons and class piano.  She holds a Doctorate in Clarinet Performance from Florida State University, a Masters in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  Her clarinet instructors include Jonathan Holden, Frank Kowalsky, Justin O’Dell, Richard Fletcher, and Jennifer Gerth.

Dr. Fraley has taught at the collegiate level previously as a graduate assistant at the Florida State University, as well as a chamber music coach and mentor to students at Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.  She is frequently a faculty member with the Allegheny College Band Camp for Adult Musicians in the summer, where she teaches daily masterclasses and serves as the ensemble E-flat clarinetist.  She has taught privately in Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, and Alabama as a clarinet/multiple woodwind instructor, and has had numerous students place in All-State ensembles or collegiate music programs.

An active performer, Dr. Fraley performs frequently as a soloist and ensemble member in the Southeast United States.  She is a section clarinetist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and founding member of Sources Duo with percussionist Benjamin Fraley.  Recent projects include commissions of solo and chamber music featuring the E-flat clarinet.  She has been a performer or clinician in the Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, NACWPI 2018 National Conference, FSU New Music Ensemble series, International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest 2016 and Southeast Regional Conferences, Bang on a Can Summer Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Make Music Nashville, Make Music New York, Collegiate Band Directors National Association conferences, and American Bandmasters Association conferences.

Jennifer Fraley is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and performs on Yamaha clarinets exclusively.

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