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Biography

Zachary Dierickx is a freelance clarinetist and educator currently based in Miami, Florida where he lives with his wife, flutist Emily (Bedard) Dierickx. In addition to maintaining a private clarinet studio, he is a Woodwind Teaching Artist with the Miami Music Project and a Woodwind Clinician for Westminster Christian School and Scheck Hillel Community School. Zack is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in clarinet performance from the Frost School of Music as a Henry Mancini Institute Fellow.

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Recordings

Eugène Bozza – Bucolique

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Jiung Yoon, Piano

Jennifer Higdon – Dash

Emily Bedard, Flute
Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Lanjiabao Ge, Piano

Jörg Widmann – Fantasie For Clarinet Solo

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet

Eric Delgado – Daydreams

EZ Duo
Emily Bedard, Flute
Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
*World Premiere Performance

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Teaching

As a teacher, I take a comprehensive pedagogical approach which includes technical, musical, historical, and theoretical study of the clarinet and its repertoire. I adapt my instruction to fit each unique student and their individual learning style by blending contemporary techniques and traditional concepts . My students are challenged to make informed musical decisions based on historical performance practice and analysis of the composition and composer. I craft an individualized curriculum for each student which includes warm-up techniques, scales, etudes, orchestral excerpts, solo/chamber repertoire, extended techniques, posture/relaxation, breathing, and reed break-in/adjustment.

I currently maintain a private clarinet studio in Miami, FL in addition to serving as a Woodwind Teaching Artist with the Miami Music Project and a Woodwind Clinician for Westmister Christian School and Scheck Hillel Community School. My former students regularly earned “superior” ratings at annual Solo & Ensemble festivals and have auditioned into the Columbus (OH) Youth Symphony, The Ohio State University Honor Band, and the Ohio All-State Band

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