Johanna Hauser – Clarinet
Johanna received her bachelor's degree from Vassar College (honours), her master's degree in performance from the Manhattan School of Music (Andrew Goodman Prize for excellence in clarinet), and a stipend for further studies at Yale at Norfolk. Johanna began her career in New York City performing with groups such as Dance Theater of Harlem, Bel Canto Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, The Group for Contemporary Music, The Queens Symphony and The Queens Symphony Woodwind Quintet.
Johanna is an excellent diagnostician and a sensitive musician who analyzes and corrects performance issues and nurtures the musicality of her students. Responding to each student's individual needs, goals and interests, she creates lesson plans that loosely follow the RCM syllabus. Under Johanna's guidance, those students who choose to take exams or auditions do extremely well. Johanna stresses proper technique with her beginning students so they will have a strong foundation to build on.
In addition to teaching at Place des Arts, Johanna directs and performs with the Kits Classics & Worlds Beyond chamber music series at St. James Hall. She is a member of the Vancouver Inter-cultural Orchestra and has premiered pieces by many local composers.
Johanna can be heard on the soundtrack of Trawna tuh Belvul (National Film Board of Canada) and on the CDs, L'ivresse de la vitesse (Diffusion/ Media) and The Last Arrow (Dream on Productions). She also plays solo music for group meditations and private functions.