UT Tyler


Sharon Knox Deuby

Title: Adjunct Instructor, Clarinet
Department: Music
Building: FAC 2118 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Email: sdeuby@uttyler.edu


  • Master of Music, Clarinet Performance, Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Concentration in Special Education, State University of New York at Potsdam


Clarinetist SHARON KNOX DEUBY has enjoyed a rich and varied career as an orchestral, band and chamber musician, as well as a music educator. Sharon currently performs as Principal Clarinet for the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Associate Principal Clarinet for the Dallas Winds, as well as Principal and Bass Clarinet for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. She presents educational concerts for Texas Winds Musical Outreach for all Dallas area Head Start schools. Sharon has recorded 20 compact discs with the Dallas Winds that have received international critical acclaim and nominations for Grammy Awards.

Sharon has appeared as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony and Richland String Orchestras. She has been a guest soloist or speaker for the Texas Clarinet Colloquium, Clarinet Solutions, OU Clarinet Symposium, and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

As a chamber musician, Sharon has performed with the Fine Arts Chamber Players and Texas Winds Woodwind Quintet for the Basically Beethoven Festival. She performs frequently for the Richland College Recital Series and has performed at Collora Piano Performance Hall in Dallas in a program featuring woodwinds and piano.

Sharon is the Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at University of Texas at Tyler and also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Richland College, where she also directs the Chamber Ensemble Woodwinds. She has taught private lessons, master classes and start-up classes throughout the DFW area since 1982. Sharon has served on the private music faculty for Richardson, Plano, Irving and Grapevine ISDs and Brookhaven College. Additionally, she has served on the clarinet faculty for the Dallas Winds Band Camp since 2007 and maintains a home teaching studio in Plano.

Sharon received her Master of Music in Performance from Michigan State University where she studied with Fred Ormand and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in Special Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where she studied with Alan Woy. Her other primary teachers include Steven Girko and Allen Sigel. 

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