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Genevieve Clarkson
Associate Professor of Tuba, Oklahoma City University

An accomplished knitter, avid baker, and Arlington, Virginia native, Dr. Genevieve Clarkson currently resides in Oklahoma City where she serves as the Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Oklahoma City University. Genevieve has been featured as a soloist at a variety of conferences and workshops, including the International Women’s Brass Conference and the Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. Most recently, Genevieve presented a recital of music by women and non-binary composers at the 2024 SHE Festival of Women in Music at the University of Arkansas, including her own arrangement of Ethel Smyth’s unpublished Sonata for Cello in C minor.


Genevieve plays contrabass tuba in the In Motus Quartet, a tuba-euphonium ensemble made up of professional players and teachers from across the United States. Outside of chamber music, Genevieve has traveled and performed with various ensembles around the world and played both low and high notes on some of the world’s most beautiful concert stages including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Teatro Caio Melisso in Spoleto, Italy, and the Harbin Concert Hall in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China.


A well-respected pedagogue in the fields of brass performance and the teaching of practice, Genevieve has presented educational sessions at the Midwest Clinic, the Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma Music Educators’ Conferences, and the North American Association for Collegiate Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference. She is in her sixth year on faculty at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, her third year as the Lead Tuba Instructor for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps out of Canton, Ohio, and recently joined the staff of Zephyrus Drum and Bugle Corps out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2023, Genevieve received Oklahoma City University’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Innovation of Teaching and Learning in recognition of her imaginative approach to course design and content delivery.


Genevieve received her DM in Tuba Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music (2017), her MM in Tuba Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2011), and her BM in Music Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA (2009) where she graduated Magna cum laude. Her past teachers have included Daniel Perantoni, Timothy Northcut, Kevin Stees, John Cradler, and John Mueller.

Genevieve is a Buffet-Crampon artist and plays on a B&S PT6 (3098L), PT15 (5098), and Besson Prestige.

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