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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

Solo

Louis Cahuzac – Cantilène

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Shih-Man Weng, Piano



Eugène Bozza – Bucolique

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Jiung Yoon, Piano

Kenji Bunch – Cookbook
IV. “La ultima noche en la casa del Flamenco”

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Shih-Man Weng, Piano

Jörg Widmann – Fantasie For Clarinet Solo

Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet

Chamber

Jennifer Higdon – Dash

DIERICKX Duo
Emily Dierickx, Flute
Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
Lanjiabao Ge, Piano

Eric Delgado – Daydreams

DIERICKX Duo
Emily Dierickx, Flute
Zachary Dierickx, Clarinet
*World Premiere Performance

Marc Mellits – Nina’s Lullaby

HD Trio
Emily Dierickx, flute
Zachary Dierickx, clarinet
Keegan Hockett, bassoon

Crt Sojar Voglar – Trio, Op. 67

HD Trio
Emily Dierickx, flute
Zachary Dierickx, clarinet
Keegan Hockett, bassoon

Orchestral Excerpts

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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