Michele Gingras
Clarinet Instructor
Butler University, Indianapolis

Michele Gingras joined the clarinet faculty at Butler University in Indianapolis in 2017. 

Previously, she was Distinguished Professor of Clarinet at Miami University in Ohio, where she was named Crossen Hays Curry Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty. She is the author of Clarinet Secrets, 2nd edition, she performed and taught masterclasses worldwide, released over a dozen CDs, and wrote 200 articles and reviews for numerous international publications. She performed with the Cincinnati Klezmer Project for 20 years and concertized with Duo2go and Miami3 throughout the US. Gingras is Past-Secretary of the International Clarinet Association and is an Artist Clinician for Buffet Crampon and Légère Reeds. She earned a Premier prix from the Quebec Music Conservatory in Montreal as well as a M.M. in clarinet performance at Northwestern University and did doctoral work at Indiana University. Previously, she was Principal Clarinet with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra in Chile.