Elizabeth Aleksander

D.M.A., Assistant Professor
Office: 235 Fine Arts
Phone: (731) 881-7413
Email: ealeksan@utm.edu
Clarinet Studio


Dr. Elizabeth Aleksander is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she teaches clarinet and music history. Prior to working at UTM, she taught at Southeast Community College, Midland University, and Cornerstone Academy of Clarinet in Nebraska. She has performed with the Omaha Symphonic Winds and at a number of professional conferences, including for the International Clarinet Association, College Music Society, and Society of Composers, Inc. In addition, she presented at the ICA’s ClarinetFest® 2010 and has published in the ICA’s national journal and Nebraska state newsletter.


A native of northwestern Ohio, Dr. Aleksander has worked with middle- and high-school clarinetists in Nebraska, Ohio, and Arizona. In addition, she has taught college students at the University of Nebraska, Northern Arizona University, and the Universidad de Michoacan San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico. She is also active in Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity, having served most recently as Province Officer for Xi A Province (Nebraska). She is proud that during her time in Nebraska, she initiated the outreach project Music at the Museum, which allows children to try different instruments and listen to live classical music.


Dr. Aleksander holds a D.M.A. from the University of Nebraska, where her document was entitled “Gustav Jenner’s Clarinet Sonata in G Major, opus 5: An Analysis and Performance Guide with Stylistic Comparison to the Clarinet Sonatas, opus 120 of His Teacher, Johannes Brahms.” She also holds a M.Mus. from Northern Arizona University and a B.Mus. summa cum laude from Ohio University. Her teachers include Diane Barger, Michael Sullivan, Rebecca Rischin, and Kevin Schempf.

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