Solar Flair Festival: A Celebration of Clarinet and Composer Theresa Martin

The 2019 Clarinet Composers Festival, titled “Solar Flair” is a two-day celebration of the clarinet compositions of composer Theresa Martin. All varied and unique, Dr. Wesley Ferreira and the Colorado State University Clarinet Studio will perform selected works from Martin’s repertoire. The festival begins on Friday, April 26 with an afternoon composer discussion open to the public and continues in the evening with a performance by Wesley & Copper Ferreira performing “Double Take”, a brilliant work for two clarinets and the CSU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Phillips. The festival continues on Saturday with a pre-concert talk by Theresa Martin followed by a featured recital in the ambiance of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. In this location designed to inspire, the talented clarinet students of Colorado State University will perform over fifteen varied works selected by Martin and highlighting her compositional journey and evolution.


Friday, April 26 — Theresa Martin speaks of her compositions and career
11 a.m.,Room 136, UCA

Friday, April 26 — CSU Wind Symphony Concert
Wesley Ferreira and Copper Ferreira perform “Double Take” clarinet concerto by Theresa Martin.
7:30 p.m., Griffin Concert Hall, UCA

Saturday, April 27 — Pre-concert talk
3 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA

Saturday, April 27 — Theresa Martin clarinet compositions recital
Together with Dr. Wesley Ferreira, the talented clarinet students of Colorado State University will perform over fifteen varied works selected by Martin and highlighting her compositional journey and evolution.
4 p.m., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, UCA<

Theresa Martin headshotTheresa Martin is an internationally recognized composer of energetic, melodious, and rhythmically driven music who often draws her inspiration from literature, images, nature, and personal experiences.  She enjoys writing music for chamber groups and large ensembles, and given her expertise in clarinet performance, is frequently commissioned to write for the instrument.  She has been commissioned by internationally prominent soloists including clarinetists Robert Spring, Joshua Gardner, Jana Starling, and Wesley Ferreira, tubaist Sam Pilafian, oboist Michele Fiala, bassoonist Albie Micklich, as well as organizations such as the Barnett Foundation of Chicago, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Wind Symphony, the Kairos Trio, Eufonix Tuba Euphonium Quartet, the 10th and Broadway Clarinet Quartet and the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Concert Band. She has been awarded recognition by the American Composer’s Forum, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer’s Competition, and NACUSA Young Composer’s Competition, and she has received several ASCAPlus awards.  Her music has been performed in Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Spain, China, Taiwan, and Tanzania.  Her pieces are performed at international and national conferences such as the International Double Reed Society Conference, International Alliance for Women Congress, European Clarinet Association Festival, Xi’an International Clarinet Festival, multiple International Clarinet Association Clarinetfests, the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conferences, College Music Society Regional Conferences, Aspen Summer Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, American Composer’s Alliance Summer Music Festival, the TMEA Convention, and the CBDNA National Conference.  Studying both composition and clarinet performance, she received her DMA in composition at the University of Michigan and Masters’ degrees in composition and clarinet performance at Arizona State University.  She currently resides with her husband and two children in Appleton, WI, where she teaches adjunct at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and at St. Nobert College, gives lessons in clarinet, piano and composition in her private music studio, and performs clarinet and piano in local ensembles.  All of her music for winds is published by Potenza Music and is available online through Just for Winds. More information on Theresa Martin’s music is available at

For more information about the festival, please contact Clarinet Professor Wesley Ferreira.


All Day
April 26
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

Organizer: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603

1400 Remington St.
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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