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Dr. Donald Grant

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Dr. Donald Grant, Chair / Professor or Music
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, University of Texas at Austin; MM and BM, Indiana University
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Phone: 606.783.2473

Bio

Donald R. Grant began his formal training as a musician at the United States Navy School of Music where he graduated with honors in clarinet performance. After an initial duty assignment in Washington DC, he was reassigned as principal clarinetist of the United States Navy Band in Nice, France. While in Europe, he pursued further study under the tutelage of two eminent clarinetists: Marcel Amiel of the Opera d'Nice, and Vincent Morales of the Academy of Liceo in Barcelona, Spain.  Grant's unique blend of both American and European concepts of sound led to both solo and chamber music performance opportunities throughout the major capitals of southern Europe. 
Upon his honorable discharge he auditioned and won the principal E-flat and 2nd clarinet position with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. After a two year stint in Texas, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship for both the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University in Bloomington. While a student of Professor Bernard Portnoy, he was appointed Associate Instructor of Clarinet, and was the first undergraduate student of clarinet to receive the Indiana Fellowship Award for Graduate Studies in clarinet performance. Further graduate study became evident with the possibility of university level teaching as a career path, returning to Texas for additional graduate study with Professor Leland Munger at the University of Texas, Austin, for the Doctorate of Musical Arts in clarinet performance. 
While establishing a performance career, he was also able to couple an active teaching career both in public school, college, and university posts.  He has held principal clarinet positions in the Columbus, Indiana Philharmonic, Salisbury Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony (NC), Midland-Odessa Symphony, Big Spring Orchestra (TX) and the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, MI.  He has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Indiana, Texas, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Kentucky.  
Like many of the occupational opportunities for a performing musician sometimes develop organically, such was Grant's administrative appointments. Before assuming the chair at Morehead State University, administrative positions were held in North Carolina, Texas, and Michigan.  He has served on the National Association of Schools of Music board of directors, regional chair for Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, and currently as an accreditation site evaluator.   
Dr. Grant is a Yamaha Artist-Clinician and performs exclusively on the YCL 846/856 Reform Boehm system clarinets.

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Music Education, Waddy, KY "Being at MSU in the Vocal Music Education Program has been quite an experience. I joined Concert Choir and Chamber Singers my first semester here at MSU and later Jazz Vocal Ensemble. With each group I have been introduced to many different genres and styles or music that I'd never heard or been apart of...Coming to MSU has taught me many things and given me chances to experience what teachers go through and how they can conquer whatever they put their mind to."

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