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Ramon J. Kireilis Edit Profile

Music educator , musician

Ramon J. Kireilis, musician, music educator. Founder, 1st president International Clarinet Society, 1973-1978; judge Prague (Czechoslovakia) Spring International Music Competition, 1981, Mercadente International Competition, Bari, Italy, 1990; artistic director International Clarinet Congress, 1973-1985; chairman Prague Spring International Clarinet Competition, 1991; judge Seville International Clarinet Competition, 1995.

Background

Kireilis, Ramon J. was born on June 25, 1940 in Urbana, Illinois, United States. Son of Ramon W. and Catherine (Coffey) Kireilis.

Education

Bachelor of Music, North Texas State University, 1964; Master of Music, North Texas State University, 1964; Doctor of Music, University of Michigan, 1967.

Career

Instructor music, Eastern Michigan U., Ypsilanti, 1965-1967; assistant professor music, U. Denver, 1967-1976; associate professor music, U. Denver, 1976-1982; professor music, U. Denver, since 1982; principal clarinetist, Colorado Springs (Colorado) Symphony Orchestra, since 1972. Director Annual National Clarinet Clinic, 1967-1972. Guest soloist various orchestras.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Recordings include British Clarinet Quintets, Spectrum Records, New Music for Clarinet, Owl Records, Subotnick's Passages of the Beast (National Endowment of Arts grantee).

Membership

Founder, 1st president International Clarinet Society, 1973-1978. Judge Prague (Czechoslovakia) Spring International Music Competition, 1981, Mercadente International Competition, Bari, Italy, 1990. Artistic director International Clarinet Congress, 1973-1985.

Chairman Prague Spring International Clarinet Competition, 1991. Judge Seville International Clarinet Competition, 1995.

Connections

father:
Ramon W. Kireilis

mother:
Catherine (Coffey) Kireilis