Thomas Josenhans

Principal Clarinet, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra



Dr. Thomas Josenhans is Associate Professor of Music and a member of the Harlaxton Quintet, the woodwind quintet in residence, at the University of Evansville. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Music and teaches courses in applied clarinet. His prior teaching appointments include positions at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Josenhans is principal clarinetist of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. During summers he is principal clarinetist at the Wintergreen Music Festival in Virginia. He has served as guest principal clarinetist with the Charleston Symphony during the Piccolo Spoleto Festival and was principal clarinetist with the Roanoke (VA) Symphony Orchestra from 1992-2007.

An active performer and chamber musician, Dr. Josenhans has appeared as soloist with groups as diverse as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Abilene Community Band. He was soloist with the UE Wind Ensemble for a performance of Dana Wilson's Liquid Ebony, and was featured as a soloist for Debussy’s Premiere Rhapsody with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra this spring. He has played at conferences of the International Clarinet Association, and performed recitals at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and ICA Mid-America Festival. He is an active clinician in area schools and has made presentations at the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) Convention and the Texas Music Educators Association Convention.

Dr. Josenhans holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and State University of New York at Stony Brook. Charles Neidich, Franklin Cohen, Theodore Johnson, and Lawrence McDonald are among his primary teachers.