Julianne Kirk Doyle

Julianne Kirk Doyle

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Why I Chose Backun

"Morrie Backun is a true artist and his clarinets are life changing enabling artists to find their voice. We are able to play effortlessly with beautiful tone, superior intonation, ease of projection, and explore a deeper palate of colors."


Julianne Kirk Doyle joined the faculty of the Crane School of Music in 2006 and serves as Professor of Clarinet. She also has directed the Crane Youth Music Camp since 2008 celebrating both the 40th and 50th Anniversaries of the camp. Dr. Doyle co-coordinates the acclaimed Potsdam Single Reed Summit and the upcoming 2023 Potsdam Woodwind Summit. Dr. Doyle is the New York State Chair and Pedagogy Coordinator for the International Clarinet Association and serves on the ICA College and Pre-Professional Engagement Committee and as Co-Chair of the ICA Pedagogy Committee.

Her Debut CD Dante Dances premiered in 2019 including works by Crane Emeriti Composers Arthur Frackenpohl and Elliot DelBorgo. She joined Robert Young and David Heinick on Young's 2018 debut album Hybrid performing Heinick's four letter words which she and Young commissioned and premiered at the 2016 International Clarinet Association Conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

Dr. Doyle serves as Principal Clarinet of the Orchestra of Northern New York and Northern Symphonic Winds. A passionate chamber musician, Dr. Doyle performs in an array of chamber ensembles including the Aria Reed Trio, Crane Faculty Reed Quintet and Crane Faculty Woodwind Quintet. 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 consortiums commissions for works by Paul Schoenfeld, Jenni Brandon, Margaret Brower and Jim Stephenson as well as championing works by her colleagues at Crane: Ivette Herryman-Rodriguez, Timothy Sullivan, Greg Wanamaker 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 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. Dr. Doyle’s research interests center around exploring solutions to the Stress Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (SVPI/Soft Palatal Air Leak) in wind playing. She has assisted numerous professionals and students in minimizing and correcting soft palate problems.

She holds the Doctorate 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.

Please visit https://www.jkdoyle.org/ for more information.

Performs On

MoBa Bb Clarinet

MoBa A Clarinet