Dr. Jonathan Guist is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Brownsville where he teaches applied clarinet, clarinet ensemble and graduate courses in music education. He holds a DMA from the Eastman School of Music, an MM from Baylor University and a BME from New Mexico State University. His primary teachers include Kenneth Grant, Richard Shanley and Laroy Borchert. Previous teaching engagements have included the Eastman School of Music, Nazareth College, Baylor University, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance and the Conservatory of Central Illinois. Dr. Guist recently presented a solo recital and master class at the Puebla State Conservatory of Music in Puebla, Mexico and is in frequent demand as a clinician and adjudicator.
In addition, Dr. Guist maintains a busy performance schedule both as a soloist and as an orchestral and chamber musician. He performs regularly with the Valley Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of Trio Chômeurs, a woodwind trio that actively strives to bring chamber music back into the cultural mainstream through innovative programming and the commission of new works. The trio was featured on a program entitled “Attracting New Audiences” at the 2007 International Double Reed Conference in Ithaca, NY and has been invited to perform at the 2009 College Music Society International Conference in Croatia.