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Hochstein Woodwind Faculty - Dr. Carl Galland

Instrument/Department: Clarinet
Joined Hochstein faculty: 2020

As an educator, Dr. Carl Galland teaches clarinetists of all ages and skill sets including 4th grade through high school, college, and adult students. As an active pedagogue, Dr. Galland is a member of the New York State School Music Association and International Clarinet Association. He has given educational performance presentations at local Rochester schools as well as nationally, especially giving presentations introducing the woodwind instruments as well as academic presentations on executing Romantic period performance practice through creative and individualistic interpretation.

Dr. Galland has also distinguished himself as an international and national clarinetist, making his international solo debut in Kadriorg Palace of Tallin, Estonia, collaborating with the St. Petersburg String Quartet in 2017, and making his New York debut in Weill Hall of Carnegie Hall in 2018. He has placed and been a finalist in several music competitions, including first prize in the 198th Army Reserve Solo Competition in Rochester, NY, receiving "Best Overall Performance" from Perishing's Own Army Band members.

​Dr. Galland attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate before receiving Doctoral and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where he was the Teaching Assistant of Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse. His principle clarinet teachers include Kenneth Grant, Jon Manasse, Nathan Williams, and Richard MacDowell.


More About Carl Galland

Hometown: Houston, TX
What inspires me: Collaborating with talented musicians who also love to make music, and seeing growth and progress in my students.
Why the arts matter: Art is the reason many students get excited about going to school. And adults can continually be inspired by the arts throughout their lives. As musicians and artists, we are eternal students and discoverers through creating and studying music and art.
Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Seneca Park Zoo, Letchworth and Highland Park.
When I’m not at Hochstein, you can find me: Traveling, gardening, visiting a museum, or visiting the zoo
My favorite local restaurant: Aladdin’s, Old Toad, and The French Quarter (hard to pick just one!)
Favorite place(s) to travel: Throughout NY State, Texas, French Canada, Europe, and Mexico
Favorite composer: Brahms
What people would be surprised to know about me: I was once upon a time a piano student and then a trumpet student before I discovered the clarinet. I play clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, piano, organ, and I also sing. Also, I was a Music Composition major in my undergrad for two years before deciding to strongly pursue my interest in playing and teaching clarinet. I made the right choice and I also continue to arrange and compose music.