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Mitchell Estrin is Professor of Clarinet at the University of Florida and Music Director and Conductor of the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble. Concurrently, he holds the position of Education & Creative Development Manager for Buffet Group USA. He also serves as the Artistic Director of the annual Vandoren Clarinet Ensemble Festival and the Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy.
Mitchell Estrin studied clarinet with Stanley Drucker at The Juilliard School where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees and was a Naumburg Scholar. He has a 30-year association with the New York Philharmonic, where he has performed in more than 2,000 concerts as principal, second, and E-flat clarinetist.
Prof. Estrin has presented recitals, masterclasses, workshops, and seminars at educational conferences and institutions throughout the United States, including the Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, Texas A&M University, New York State School Music Association, Connecticut School Music Association, and Florida Music Educators Association. As an international concert artist, he has performed in 37 countries on 4 continents. An active chamber musician, he has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New Arts Trio, been an Artist-in-Residence at the Newport Music Festival, and was a founding member of the Amadeus Ensemble. Prof. Estrin has recorded dozens of motion picture soundtracks for Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MGM, 20th Century Fox, United Artists, and Warner Brothers.
Widely acclaimed as a conductor and proponent of the clarinet choir, Prof. Estrin has served as director of the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest College and Festival Clarinet Choirs, Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium Clarinet Choir, Texas Clarinet Colloquium Clarinet Choir, and has published several articles on the history, development, and logistics of the clarinet choir.
Mitchell Estrin is a Buffet Clarinet Artist and a Vandoren Performing Artist.