Kathryn Nevin

Artist Teacher, Clarinet
Conservatory of Music

Kathryn Nevin


Watchorn Hall
E: Kathryn_Nevin@redlands.edu


B.M., Northern Illinois University
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Courses Taught at Redlands

Applied Clarinet
Experiencing Music
Woodwind Instrument Techniques
Woodwind Quintet Coaching


Kathryn Nevin earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clarinet Performance from University of Southern California, where she studied with Mitchell Lurie, Michele Zukovsky, David Howard and Yehuda Gilad. Originally from the Chicago area, she was a student of Melvin Warner at Northern Illinois University where she received a Bachelor of Music. In Southern California, Dr. Nevin has performed with many orchestras including San Diego Symphony, Pasadena Symphony, New West Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Santa Barbara Symphony, Opera Santa Barbara, Monterey Symphony and Fresno Philharmonic. She is a member of St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, Desert Symphony in Palm Desert, Redlands Symphony Orchestra and Long Beach Municipal Band. 

Dr. Nevin is an active soloist and chamber musician, having been a founding member of several award-winning ensembles, including Triole, recipient of an NEA Chamber Music Residency. She is currently a member of Calico Winds, an award-winning internationally touring wind quintet, whose recordings and performances around the country have received critical acclaim, including those at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. The ensemble’s most recent commercial release, Vintage America, A Musical Meritage (Albany), features 19th and early 20th century American music. Her playing can also be heard on the CDs Hymns to Forgotten Moons (Centaur) and Tango Rojo (Red Tango) (Candlelight Music). She has been a concerto soloist with the Redlands Symphony, Culver City Symphony, La Sierra Symphony, University of Redlands Wind Ensemble and Wheaton (Illinois) Municipal Band. 

Dr. Nevin has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today” and numerous times on local classical music radio live broadcasts. She has appeared in chamber music concerts with faculty at the University of Redlands, the Taylor String Quartet, the Shanghai Quartet, as well as with Los Angeles Philharmonic principal strings. She has taught at La Sierra University, the University of California, Riverside, Riverside Community College, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Pasadena Conservatory of Music and Glendale College. Dr. Nevin is on the faculty of the Montecito International Music Festival, has produced instructional videos for MusicProfessor.com, and is currently Artist Teacher of Clarinet on the faculty of Redlands University School of Music.

Awards and Honors

Ensemble-in-Residence (Calico Winds), La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

Recipient (as member of Calico Winds), City of Pasadena, Cultural Affairs Department, “Arts and Culture Grant”, to produce the Weekend Muse Inter-Generational Concerts, series of four concerts in Pasadena, 2002-2003 season

Recipient/Participant (as member of Calico Winds), Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ “Young Performers Career Advancement Award”, Carnegie Hall Showcase, 2002

Winner (as member of Calico Winds), National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition, 1998

Semi-Finalist (Calico Winds), Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Chamber Music Division, 1998

Ensemble-in-Residence (Calico Winds), Birch Creek Music Festival, Door County, WI, 1997

Ensemble-in-Residence (as member of Triole), Composers Conference and New Music Festival, Arcosanti, AZ, 1994

Recipient (as member of Triole), National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music Rural Residency Appointment, KS, 1993

Ensemble-in-Residence (Triole), Malibu Strawberry Creek Music Festival, Malibu, CA, 1993

Winner (The Camellia Trio), Russell Award, Coleman National Chamber Music Competition, Pasadena, CA, 1991

Winner (as member of Quintetto Ruvido), Carmel National Chamber Music Competition, Carmel, CA, 1990


Chamber Music Performance:

Montecito Music Festival

July 2019 (Brahms Sonata No. 1, Mozart Kegelstatt)

July 2018 (Mozart Quintet)

July 2016 (Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat Trio, Schubert Shepherd on the Rock)
July 2015 (Beethoven Trio)

University of Redlands

February 2020 (Villa Lobos Trio)
January 2020 (Hindemith, Prokofiev Quintet)
October 2019 (Milhaud Suite)
Loewe Symposium, April 2018, Christopher Theofanidis (Raga)
September 2017 (Brahms Quintet)
September 2017 (Dancigars, Suter)
September 2016 (Krenek Quartet)
Loewe Symposium, November 2015, Libby Larsen (Corker; Black Birds, Red Hills)
January 2015 (Shapiro Quartet for Fl, Cl, Bsn, Pno)
Loewe Symposium, October 2013, Joan Tower (Rain Waves)
IDRS Conf., June 2013 (Douglas, Quartet, Hersant)
Loewe Symposium, March 2012, William Bolcom (Rags)
January 2012 (Beethoven, Sextet; Francaix, Octet)
Loewe Symposium, March 2011 Gunther Schuller (Quartet)

March 2010 (Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time)

January 2009 (Dahl, Conerto a Tre, Surinach, Ritmo Jondo)

October 2008 Music for Clarinet, Cello and Piano (Beethoven, Lin, Brahms)

September 2008 Music for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (Mozart, Suter, Clark, Schumann)
November 2005 (Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky L’Histoire du Soldat)

Pomona College, Claremont, CA November 2019 (Harbison, Walker)
Scripps College, Claremont, CA September 2018 (Stravinsky L’Histoire)
Music by Women Festival, Mississippi Women's University, Columbus, MS March 2017 (Tower Rain Waves)
Pomona College, Claremont, CA February 2017 (Golijov, Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks)
ESRI, Redlands, CA December 2015 (Mozart Quintet)
Omni Chamber Players, Whittier, CA September 2013 (Mozart Quintet, Poulenc Sextet)

Founding member of both Calico Winds and Claremont Clarinet Quartet 
(3 to 5 concerts per year each group)

Concerto Soloist:
Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Redlands Bowl, Redlands, CA July 2019 (Mozart)
Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Redlands, CA April 2013 (Mozart)
Wheaton Municipal Band, Wheaton, IL August 2007 (Muhler, Mendelssohn with Jay Niepoetter, clarinet)
DeKalb Municipal Band, DeKalb, IL August 2007 (Mendelssohn with Jay Niepoetter, clarinet)
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, University Wind Ensemble March 2007 (Weber Concertino)
Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Redlands, CA March 2006 (Weber Concerto No. 2)
Wheaton Municipal Band, Wheaton, IL August 2004 (Weber Concerto No. 2, Polacca)
La Sierra University Sinfonia, Riverside, CA November 2002 (Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Winds)
Birch Creek Festival Orchestra, Door County, WI, Brian Groner, Conductor, June 1997 (Krommer, Concerto for Two Clarinets, with Melvin Warner, clarinet)

Performance Recordings
Corker for Clarinet and Percussion by Libby Larsen (6 min)
Brahms Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet, I. Allegro (14 min)