F. Gerard Errante is a clarinetist of international stature whose performances in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan, Africa, the South Pacific, Singapore, and Cuba have received critical acclaim. A native of New York City, he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Errante has published two books, composed ten works for clarinet, and has contributed numerous articles to a wide variety of journals. He has also recorded for nine record labels and for many national radio stations throughout the world. A prizewinner in the International Gaudeamus Competition for Interpreters of Contemporary Music, Errante has specialized in new music and has had numerous works composed for him. A former President of the International Clarinet Association, Errante has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by that organization. He lived in Norfolk, Virginia for 38 years where he was Professor of Music at Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University, the Co-Director of the Norfolk Chamber Consort, and a member of the new music ensemble, Creo. Now a resident of Las Vegas, Errante tours with Clarion Synthesis. F. Gerard Errante is a Yamaha performing artist and performs on a Custom SE-V clarinet.

D. Gause, a native of the Washington, D.C., area, has been active as a musician for three decades on the Las Vegas Strip as a conductor, pianist, synthesist, and clarinetist. Currently she is playing the clarinet book in the highly acclaimed revised version of Phantom of the Opera at The Venetian. At the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, she has played clarinet for such esteemed Broadway musicals as West Side Story and Evita. In addition, she has demonstrated her versatility by playing keyboards for the hit musicals We Will Rock You and Mamma Mia. D Gause has earned four academic degrees and also has studied clarinet privately with distinguished teachers throughout the United States. A recipient of the coveted "Who's Who Among American Teachers" Award, Dr. Gause is a Professor at the College of Southern Nevada, where she teaches clarinet and piano, and is the coordinator of the Music Theory Program. In addition, she is a founding member of the CSN Faculty New Music Ensemble Synchronix. Dr. Gause performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician. She is a multiyear recipient of grants from the Nevada Arts Council, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. These grants partially fund CSN's International New Music Festival, of which she is the Founder and Director.

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