Skip to Content

Dr. Luke Ellard

Adjunct Faculty
Fain Fine Arts Center
Institution Degree Graduation Date
The University of North Texas Doctor of Musical Arts - Performance 2020
Indiana University Performance Diploma 2016
Indiana Univerisity Master of Music Performance 2015
The University of Texas at Austin Master of Music Composition 2013
Louisiana Tech University Bachelor of Music Performance 2011
Employer Position Start Date End Date
The University of Oklahoma Adjunct Clarinet Professor 08/22/2022
The University of North Texas Teaching Fellow - Instructor of Chamber Music 08/01/2019 05/07/2020
McKinney Independent School District Private Clarinet Instructor - Secondary Level 08/01/2018

Bridging the Gap (Dissertation)

Bridging the Gap: Introducing Extended Techniques and Contemporary Notation Through Newly Composed Etudes for Clarinet

Etudes have long been a vehicle through which instructors teach fundamental concepts and hone the technical facility of musicians. With each advancement in instrument technology, new method books and materials are created and adapted to meet new needs. However, despite a century of musical experimentation and rapid increase in overall technical prowess, there remains a lack of material introducing contemporary concepts to the developing clarinetist (advanced high school and early undergraduate) and those that are new to modern music. Through examining the most commonly used contemporary method and etude books for the clarinet, this document will provide a pedagogical basis for and present a newly composed collection of clarinet etudes introducing extended techniques and contemporary notation.