Associate Professor Denise Gainey has been chosen as an endorsing artist and clinician for Leblanc Clarinets.

Gainey is the only preferred artist in clarinet with Leblanc in Alabama. Gainey will participate in master classes and recitals sponsored by Leblanc, and she will have an artist page on their Web site as do some of the top clarinetists in the world.
Gainey also will be able to submit articles on teaching and performing to a company-sponsored magazine that is sent to all music teachers across the country.

"The company is very visible in the music world both for performance and for music education," Gainey said. "It is a great opportunity to let people know what we have to offer here at UAB."

In 2004, Leblanc, a long-standing maker of clarinets, founded in 1946 and based in Wisconsin, was purchased by Conn-Selmer Inc., a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments. Conn-Selmer Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestral instruments for professional, amateur and student use.