Blog Archives

Sharon Knox Deuby enjoys a rich and varied career as an orchestral, band and chamber musician, as well as an educator. Sharon performs as Principal Clarinet for the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, as well as Associate Principal Clarinet for the Dallas Winds, and Co-Principal for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. Sharon has recorded 23 compact discs with the Dallas Winds that have received international acclaim and Grammy Awards nominations. As a member of Texas Winds Musical Outreach, she presents educational concerts for Head Start schools throughout Dallas County. Sharon has performed as a soloist with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and Richland String Orchestra and as a soloist or clinician for the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, University of Texas at Tyler Single Reed Day, OU Clarinet Symposium, Texas Clarinet Colloquium and Clarinet Solutions. Sharon is Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at University of Texas at Tyler and Richland College, where she also directs the Chamber Woodwinds. Sharon is a member of the clarinet faculty for the Dallas Winds Band Camp and Honor Bands. Sharon received her Master of Music in Performance from Michigan State University and Bachelor of Music Education from Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Her primary teachers include Fred Ormand, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, Stephen Girko, Allen Sigel and Alan Woy, as well as special training with Donald Montanaro. Sharon is a Selmer artist and performs on Selmer Paris Privilege clarinets.


Kenneth is Principal clarinet of the Dallas Opera Orchestra. He is also Principal clarinet of the Lewisville Lake Symphony, has performed with the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and has performed with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra since 2006. He has recorded with Anshel Brusilow while Principal of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra from 1990 – 2010, and with Howard Dunn and Frederick Fennel while Principal of the Dallas Wind Symphony. Krause holds degrees from Northwestern University, where he studied with Larry Combs, and North Texas State University, having studied with Dr. James Gillespie. Also studied with Andrew Crisanti, retired Principal clarinet of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.