Products Used

“The MoBa is hands down the best clarinet I have ever played. It has allowed me even greater freedom of expression while still maintaining my own individual sound.” - Jonathan Guist

Biography

Jonathan Guist is Associate Professor of music at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches applied clarinet, clarinet ensemble and chamber music. He holds a D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, a M.M. from Baylor University and a B.M.E. from New Mexico State University. Principal teachers include Kenneth Grant, Richard Shanley, and Laroy Borchert. Dr. Guist’s previous teaching engagements have included the Eastman School of Music, Nazareth College, Baylor University, the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and the Conservatory of Central Illinois.

Jonathan appears frequently as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and internationally. His recent engagements include performances as featured soloist with the Valley Symphony Orchestra, UTRGV Symphony Orchestra, and UTRGV Wind Ensemble and a solo recital at the Escuela de Artes Musicales, Universidad de Costa Rica. Additional appearances include lectures, clinics and performances at conferences of the International Clarinet Association, National Flute Association, Texas Music Educators Association, College Music Society, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors and the International Double Reed Society and as an adjudicator for Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Educators Association and Texas UIL Solo & Ensemble.

As a strong advocate for chamber music and new music, Jonathan has been involved in the commission of several new works for chamber ensemble. Additionally, he is a founding member of the Frontera Chamber Music Society whose mission is to advance and promote chamber music through inspiring community performance, education and outreach.


Jonathan Guist is a Backun Artist and plays MoBa Grenadilla Silver clarinets.



Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

CG Crystal Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal
Matte 1.19 mm Medium Long
CG Crystal Plus Glossy 1.19 mm Medium Long

CG Crystal Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm

CG Crystal Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm

 

 

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre