Steven Cohen has been named associate professor of clarinet at the Northwestern University School of Music, Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery has announced.
Cohen comes to Northwestern from the faculty of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Previously, he served as principal clarinet with the Louisiana Philharmonic (and its predecessor, the New Orleans Symphony) and professor of clarinet at the Louisiana State University. Other performing credits for Cohen include principal clarinet with the Texas Opera Theater and, since 1979, principal clarinet with the orchestra of the Brevard Music Center. In addition to recital and solo appearances throughout the U.S., Cohen was heard at the 1993, 1999, and 2003 Oklahoma Clarinet Symposiums and was a guest artist at the 1997 Seoul Philharmonic Clarinet Festival and the 1998 Idaho/Montana Clarinet Symposium.
A native of New York City, Cohen received a bachelor of music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, majoring in both clarinet and piano. He has taught at Louisiana’s Loyola University and Tulane University and has given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Korea. Cohen is an artist-clinician for Buffet clarinets, a Legère reed artist, and the author of many articles published in Clarinet magazine. Also an accomplished pianist, he performs regularly in a variety of settings.