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Jan Fillmore Scott has performed as a recitalist, clinician, and soloist throughout the United States. She is currently principal clarinet with the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria, Louisiana, and has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, Indiana Chamber Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Midland-Odessa Symphony, Acadiana Symphony and the Symphony of Southeast Texas. She is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Grammy voting member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and a past adjudicator for the ICA’s Young Artist Competition. Ms. Scott has recorded with Innova and Centaur Labels, and her performances have been heard on NPR allowing the audience to hear the clarinet in a new exciting medium.
Jan is a founding member of PASTICHE CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, acclaimed internationally for its talent and polish. This whimsical quartet is actively involved in expanding the repertoire with new commissions. Jan holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Louisville. Her teachers and mentors include Lee Gibson, James Gillespie, John Scott and Steve Cohen. She has been on the teaching faculties of McMurry University, Abilene Christian University, University of Louisville, and the Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne.
Scott currently serves as Assistant Department Chair in the Department of Performing Arts and heads up the Woodwind Studio for clarinet, saxophone, and double reeds. She also teaches woodwind techniques and in 2011 was named a Pinnacle Award Winner for her work on “Integrating Service Learning into the Beginning Woodwind Class.” When not making music, Jan enjoys hiking, riding horses, spending time with her husband Dave and visiting their daughter Robin in Colorado.