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Rita Eggert

Rita Eggert

Biography

B.M. Music Educ./Performers Certificate (Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
M.F.A. in Clarinet Performance (The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa)

I have a performance career as a clarinetist in orchestral venues and currently as a woodwind doubler in the local D.C. theater scene playing the complete family of flutes, clarinets, saxophones and oboe/english horn. Having served as the AFM Contractor at Arena Stage for the past 24 years, I play the shows with wind parts and hire the musicians for our 3 theater complex in Washington D.C. As proprietor of Spring Bank Fine Arts Studio, I also teach all of the woodwinds and piano.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:
AF of M Contractor: (Arena Stage, Washington D.C. 2001-present)
Orchestral & Theater Pit Musician (Fords Theater, The Kennedy Center, Folger Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Signature Theater, Studio Theater, and Arena Stage 1980 - present)

FEATURED SOLO VENUES:
Mid-American Intercollegiate Band, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orchestral Tour to Japan, Hong Kong & Hawaii, The Kennedy Center, Arlington Symphony & McLean Symphony (VA), Coe College Alumni Soloist, as well as numerous concerts and recitals throughout the USA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
St. Stephens School (Private Woodwind Instructor 1980-1991)
National Cathedral School/St. Albans School (Instrumental Music Director 1990-1994)
Spring Bank Fine Arts Studio (Private Woodwind/Piano Instructor/Head, 1980-present)

OTHER INTERESTS:
Member of American Craft Council (fiber artist)
Live Nursery Expert (garden center, seasonal)

Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • D.C./Baltimore Area

Expertise

  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Home Studio Whiz
  • Audition Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

Instruments

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Piano
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Other
  • recorder, alto flute, clarinet family, saxophone family

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)