Credentials (quick version): Bachelor of Music, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2012 Master of Music, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2014 Master of Science (Library Science) - IN PROGRESS, University of North Texas, until 2018 Research and professional interests: collection development, digital humanities, best practices for access to music and musical materials
Personal interests: EDM, video game culture, contemporary classical works for clarinet, western philosophy, free improvisation
Bio: Joel Auringer is a professional clarinetist and emerging information professional in the arts and humanities. He studies for a graduate degree in library science at the University of North Texas and is a collection development student assistant for the University of North Texas Libraries, where he works in the serials and electronic resources division.
Mr. Auringer holds the Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, with highest honors from Texas A&M University – Commerce. He recently received the Master of Music from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he served as the principal clarinetist of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Joel’s numerous awards include multiple travel grants for the purpose of conference attendance and participation at ClarinetFest conferences throughout the United States. He was a 2012-2013 recipient of the Master’s Fellowship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
As a clarinetist, Mr. Auringer has shared the stage in performance with renowned clarinetist William O. Smith and improvisation artist Gino Robair. He is also a former clarinetist and bass clarinetist for the North Texas Wind Symphony under conductor Eugene Corporon, as well as the NOVA new music ensemble at the University of North Texas. His mentors include a former clarinetist with the United States Army Band 'Pershing's Own', Mary Alice Druhan, as well as established American clarinetist-composer Eric Mandat. Mr. Auringer may be heard on the free improvisation project neglected_spaces with percussionist Ron Coulter and clarinetist-composer-improviser John McCowen on the Kreating Sound label in Casper, Wyoming.
Mr. Auringer holds memberships with the American Library Association, Music Library Association, and International Clarinet Association. His orange cat, Tennyson, eagerly awaits his return home every night, sleeps in a ball next to him, and prefers that his human doesn't wake up before him every morning. Mr. Auringer regrets any inconvenience to his cat's sleeping habits.
(last updated 02/22/2018) -JDA
"I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all."
-Lord Alfred Tennyson From In Memoriam A.H.H. (public domain)
Disclaimer: my cat did not write this. He doesn't speak English.
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