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California State University
Jon Usher D.M.A.
Title:Lecturer, Clarinet, Woodwind Methods, Music Ed.
College:College of Arts and Letters
Phone:(909) 537-5457
Office Hours:By Appointment
Education:Jon Usher received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Clarinet Performance on scholarship from the University of Redlands. In addition to serving as clarinet instructor for Cal State San Bernardino, he instructs woodwind methods classes, elementary and secondary music education courses, and the “Music for Educators” series of courses for prospective classroom teachers. Dr. Usher served for over seventeen years in the public schools and still holds a California Teaching Credential. Dr. Usher has performed often with the Music Department at Cal State and performs regularly as a free lance orchestral clarinetist in the Inland Empire area. In addition, he is called upon frequently to serve as an adjudicator and clinician in the field of woodwind performance. Dr. Usher was awarded a Fellowship from Claremont Graduate University where he completed his Doctorate in Clarinet. While at Claremont, Dr. Usher studied with David Howard of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.