Aubrey Shirts, clarinet
Dr. Aubrey Shirts received her Doctor of Musical Arts and Masters Degree in Music from the University of Utah in clarinet performance, with an emphasis in music education. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Southern Utah University. Dr. Shirts currently manages the clarinet studio at Dixie State University, as well as teaching general music education classes. She previously served as Artist Affiliate at Southern Utah University from 2017-2021. Professional engagements include the Grand Circle New Music Ensemble, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and the Neil Simon Festival. Her most recent performances include recitals at Dixie State University, SUU Woodwind Day, and the Red Rock Jazz Orchestra. Dr. Shirts was a featured presenter and performer at the UMEA Winter Conference, the Las Vegas Clarinet Day Festival, and the Utah Clarinet Festival. An active music educator, she teaches masterclasses and adjudicates music festivals throughout southern Utah and serves as music instructor at the Resonance School of Musicianship in St. George. Prior to her graduate degrees, Dr. Shirts was Director of Bands at Layton High School and Piano Area Chair for the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts. Her teachers include Professor Kathy Pope, Dr. Virginia Stitt, Dr. George Stoffan, Dr. Holly Haddad, and Greg Johnston.