About Tim Fitzgerald
Tim Fitzgerald is a former professor of clarinet at the University of West Georgia. A lover of chamber music, he premiered and performed a clarinet quartet along with long-time friends and colleagues, including composer John McCowen, at the 2015 International Clarinet Association Conference. Fitzgerald's main chamber outlet is a single reed duo, founded with his friend Jon Goodman. GremlinsDuo has performed and guest-lectured at schools including Duke, Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southern, and the University of Delaware. Fitzgerald and Goodman also co-wrote two method books and recorded a CD of modern favorites and newly commissioned works. Educating clarinetists is one of Tim's greatest joys. As an instructor, he has guided performers ranging as young as eight years old up through masters students. Fitzgerald has also conducted the woodwind section at Emory University and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony. He received his Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, where he studied with Nathan Williams and Richard MacDowell. He earned a Master of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with Eric Mandat. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Tim started playing the clarinet at age 10 and recently began exploring use of electric guitar pedals with the clarinet.