This is a photo of faculty member Denise Gainey.Publicity BioAssociate Professor
Coordinator of Music Education 
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music
241 Hulsey Center
(205) 975-0558

Research and Teaching Interests:  Clarinet, Music Education

Office Hours: M 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; and by appointment

  • BME, Florida State University
  • MM, University of North Texas
  • DMA, University of Kentucky, Clarinet Performance

Denise A. Gainey is a Backun Artist/Clinician and an Educational Recording Artist for Carl Fischer Music, serves as the Alabama State Chair for the International Clarinet Association, and was recently elected Secretary of the ICA. Gainey is an active clinician and performer throughout the Southeast. Gainey has compiled and edited a collection of clarinet solos, Solos for Clarinet, published by Carl Fischer in 2001, and is currently writing a book on master teacher Kalmen Opperman. Gainey’s major teachers include Kalmen Opperman, James Gillespie, Frank Kowalsky, and Fred Ormand.

  • Applied Clarinet Lessons
  • Class Woodwinds
  • Student Teacher Observation
  • Annual faculty recitals, collaborative chamber recitals, guest artist recitals
  • Regularly perform with the Alabama Symphony
  • Denise Schmidt, Solos for Clarinet (Carl Fischer Music, 2001).
  • International Clarinet Association, Secretary and Alabama State Chair
  • National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors
  • National Association for Music Education
  • College Music Society
  • Tau Beta Sigma, Chapter Advisor
  • Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education, Chapter Advisor

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