Julianne Kirk Doyle

Performer and Educator

Julianne Kirk Doyle joined the faculty of the Crane School of Music in 2006 and serves as Professor of Clarinet. Dr. Doyle co-coordinates the acclaimed Potsdam Single Reed Summit and Woodwind Summit. She served as Director of the Crane Youth Music Camp from 2009-2023.

Dr. Doyle is the New York State Chair and Pedagogy Coordinator for the International Clarinet Association and additionally serves on the ICA College and Pre-Professional Engagement Committee and as Co-Chair of the ICA Pedagogy Committee.

Dr. Doyle's Debut CD Dante Dances premiered in 2019 including works by Crane Composers Arthur Frackenpohl and Elliot DelBorgo as well as Dan Welcher and New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn. She joined saxophonist Robert Young and pianist David Heinick on Young's 2018 album Hybrid, performing Heinick's four letter words which she and Young commissioned for premiere at the 2016 International Clarinet Association Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

An active soloist and chamber musician, she is a member of the Aria Reed Trio and serves as Principal Clarinet with the Orchestra of Northern New York and Northern Symphonic Winds. She has also performed with the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Amici Orchestra, Light Opera Oklahoma, Tulsa Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble including a tour to Japan, Taiwan and Macau, Eastman Philharmonia and Eastman Opera Orchestra.

Passionate about the music of our time, Julianne has taken part in numerous commissions and consortiums for works by Jenni Brandon, Paul Schoenfeld, Margaret Brower, Jim Stephenson, Erich Stem and Tyler Mazone as well as her colleagues at Crane: Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez, Timothy Sullivan, Jerod Sommerfeldt and David Heinick. She looks forward to being part of many more consortiums and commission projects to continue to grow the 21st Century Clarinet Repertoire.

Dr. Doyle is constantly exploring solutions to the Stress Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (SVPI/Soft Palatal Air Leak) in wind playing. She has published articles and given conference presentations for pathways to alleviation and prevention. She has assisted numerous professionals and students in minimizing and correcting soft palate air leak. Through virtual platforms and in person, she is excited to now offer a lecture presentation on the topic to collegiate studios around the country.

​Dr. Doyle has performed and presented at numerous conferences including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, International Double Reed Society Conference, New York State School Music Association Conference, New York State Band Directors Association, Mid-America Center for Contemporary Music, the Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and has given master classes for Juilliard Summerwinds, Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Aria Summer Music Academy, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Louisiana State University, University of Arkansas-Ft. Smith, Bowling Green State University, Oakland University, and Nazareth College.

​Prior to joining the faculty at Crane, she held teaching positions at Ball State University, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Eastman Community Music School, Hochstein School of Music and Nazareth College.

​She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Performance and Literature and Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a Bachelors of Music from the University of Oklahoma. Her primary teachers include Jon Manasse, David Etheridge and Bradford Behn.

​Dr. Doyle is honored to be an artist with Backun Musical Services and DANSR/Vandoren.

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