Single Reed Day

UT Tyler School of Performing Arts



Spend a day with the pros!

The day will be filled with special workshop sessions for all levels of clarinet and saxophonists, amazing performances by the featured guest artists, and a showroom filled with instruments and products.

Sponsors for the event include:


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Meet the Guest Artists



Stanislav Chernyshev, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, is recently appointed principal clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Described by the press as a “silken- sounding clarinetist with impressive technique and amazing musicianship to go with it,” Mr. Chernyshev is quickly establishing himself as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician.

Mr. Chernyshev has performed throughout the globe at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as in Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Russia, South Korea, Japan, to name a few. As an orchestral musician he has worked with such conductors as Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Michael Stern, Robert Spano, Rossen Milanov, Yannik Nézet- Séguin and Sir Simon Rattle.

A devoted chamber musician, Mr. Chernyshev has collaborated with Grammy-winning ensembles Eighth Blackbird and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as Jupiter Chamber Players, Shuffle Concert and Frisson Ensemble. Other chamber music performances include collaborations with the world-renowned musicians such as Roberto Diaz (viola), Pamela Frank (violin), Ida Kavafian (violin), Peter Wiley (cello), Jeremy Denk (piano), Michael Rusinek (clarinet), Daniel Matsukawa (bassoon) and Richard Woodhams (oboe).

Mr. Chernyshev is a prize winner of the International Competition of Wind Instruments in the Ukraine, 2nd International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in Russia, LISMA Foundation International Competition and Mary Smart Concerto Competition in the U.S. At the age of 19, Mr. Chernyshev won Special Prize at the 62nd Geneva International Music Competition in Switzerland. He has been featured on WQXR -New York’s classical music station, online via Instant Encore and WHYY’s television program, On Stage at Curtis.

An advocate of new music, Mr. Chernyshev has worked with young composers and established names like Krzysztof Penderecki, Meredith Monk, Steve Mackey, David Lang, George Crumb, Jennifer Higdon and David Ludwig.

Passionate about community engagement and education, Mr. Chernyshev is an alumnus of Ensemble Connect (formerly known as Ensemble ACJW), a program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute, and ArtistYear, a program of the Curtis Institute of Music. He is the founder of Fort Worth Performances for Autism, an organization providing interactive and sensory-friendly live music performances for young people with autism and their families and a co-director of Opus Nova Chamber Music Series.

Mr. Chernyshev holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with professor Donald Montanaro, and a Master’s degree in music from St. Petersburg Conservatory with professor Nikolay Kiruhin.



Originally from Normal, IL, Adam Larson is an American Saxophonist, composer and author. An endorsed artist for P. Mauriat saxophones and Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures, Adam began playing saxophone at the age of 11.
Described by critic Howard Reich of The Chicago-Tribune as “a player for whom the word ‘prodigiuos’ was coined”, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen as “a saxophonist who brings Donny McCaslina dn Mark Turner to mind”, and by Nate Chinen of The New York Times as “the sort of jazz musician who gets flagged early on as a promising talent and then hustles to meet every requirement for success”, Larson has garnered numerous awards that distinguish him as one of the most promising artists of his generation. As a student, Larson was a member of virtually every national program dedicated to showcasing excellence in young jazz talent including The Grammy Band, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, YoungArts Jazz Fellows, Telluride Student All-Starts, Jazz Band of America among others. Upon graduating high school in 2008, Adam moved to New York City to pursue his BM and MM in Jazz Performance on full-scholarship from The Manhattan School of Music, where he graduated with honors as a Master’s student as the recipient of the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding performance in Jazz in 2014.

Larson has released four albums; two under the Inner Circle Music label and two produced independently. Larson’s most recent recording “Second City” received a four-star rating from Downbeat magazine, was listed as one of the best releases of 2017 in both Downbeat and Jazziz Magazine, and was prominently featured in several publications. Larson keeps an active schedule with his own groups and as a sideman, having performed at several venues across the U.S. including The Jazz Standard, Birdland, The 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Smalls, Jazz at the Bistro, The Jazz Estate, The Jazz Showcase, and several others.
To read more about Adam visit his website at



Multi-instrumentalist Trevor Davis has performed in nearly 110 cities across the United States as a member of two national touring shows. Trevor has performed on clarinet and bass clarinet with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Winston-Salem Symphony and saxophone with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Lafayette Symphony. He also has performed in several of the saxophone seats in jazz ensembles with the Tony Gairo – Gary Rissmiller Jazz Orchestra, the Al Cobine Big Band, and the Buselli – Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. As a doubler on clarinets, flute, piccolo, and all the saxophones, he has played in pits for productions such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West Side Story, and the national tours of The Wizard of Oz and A Chorus Line.


Originally from Delaware, Trevor has a BA from Kutztown University, a MM in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, and a MM in Multiple Woodwinds from UNC Greensboro. He continued at UNC-G and is ABD from completing the DMA in Clarinet Performance where he studied with Anthony Taylor and Kelly Burke. Former teachers include Jeremy Justeson, Tom Walsh, and James Campbell.

Trevor joined the music faculty at Louisiana Tech University in the fall of 2016 as Assistant Professor of Single Reeds and Jazz Ensemble.




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. 



Dr. Sarah Roberts is Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at The University of Texas at Tyler. With an extremely diverse background in classical, jazz, and popular music; Dr. Roberts has performed with a gamut of ensembles ranging from traditional saxophone quartets, to new music groups, to rock bands, to jazz groups and all points in between. In the East Texas area, Dr. Roberts frequently performs with her self-titled jazz quartet (Sarah Roberts Quartet) and other local jazz ensembles including The Jazz Connection. In February 2017, she formed a classical trio titled Essimar, that is dedicated to promoting new music with unusual instrumentation. 

In addition, she has been a saxophonist for various orchestras including the Plano Symphony, Irving Symphony, and San Angelo Symphony; has been a substitute saxophonist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, the Lonestar Wind Orchestra, and Allen Philharmonic Winds; and is a member of Kris Berg’s Metroplexity Big Band. Through her performances with the Metroplexity Big Band she has shared the stage with such musicians as Phil Woods, Tom Bones Malone, Wayne Bergeron, Kirk Whalum, Chris Vadala, and Clay Jenkins to name a few. Dr. Roberts has also performed for such acts as The O’Jays, Johnny Mathis, and The Temptations. Furthermore, she has presented recitals and lectures throughout the United States including presentations at discipline specific conventions for such organizations as the North American Saxophone Alliance and the Jazz Education Network.

 A native of Fort Madison, Iowa, Dr. Roberts made her soloist debut at the age of seventeen with the Southeast Iowa Symphonyperforming Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for saxophone and orchestra.  The following year she was a featured soloist with the Des Moines Symphony in Des Moines, Iowa; and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan. In 2008, Dr. Roberts made her European debut when she was invited to perform with the Juilliard School’s AXIOM Ensemble on their Beyond the Machine 7.0 – The Eye/Ear Collaboration concert at the Tanhalle in Zurch, Switzerland.  During the summer of 2010, Dr. Roberts traveled with a student group from the University of North Texas to Shanghai, China, and performed with the East China Normal University Orchestra, in addition to presenting master classes and performances with the UNT jazz combo throughout Shanghai. She returned to China during November 2017 to present lectures, masterclasses, and perform at Harbin University.

To read more about Dr. Roberts please visit her website at

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