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Steve Loew, Clarinet

Steve Loew, clarinet, is currently Principal Clarinetist with the Brevard Philharmonic, an Instructor at the Asheville School of Music and Director of the Asheville Clarinet Choir. Mr. Loew also performs with the Hendersonville Symphony , The Asheville Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony in
the Mountains in Tennessee. In addition to his orchestral playing Mr. Loew is a solo clarinetist with the Virginia Grand Military Band in Washington DC.
In addition to his positions with local orchestras Steve is a chamber music artist traveling throughout the US and is the founder and director of Asheville’s Chamber Music Society.  Steve currently instructs student clarinetists privately and has had 18 students participate in the All District North Carolina Band this and 11 students eligible to audition for the North Carolina State Honors Band. Many of Steve’s students currently receive scholarships from Universities throughout the United States and have won National as well as State competitions for their clarinet performance. Steve retired as Chief of Operations and Principal Clarinet with the 257th Army Band with 38 years service in Washington DC and from 1976-1989 was solo Clarinetist with the United States Marine Band “The Presidents Own,” performing for four different Presidents.  After leaving the Marine Band and joining the National Guard Mr. Loew was a freelance clarinetist in Washington DC performing with the National Gallery Orchestra, The National Symphony and the Embassy Concert Series.  Born in Brooklyn, NY, Steve studied clarinet at The State University of NY at Fredonia and the Juilliard School of Music. Upon graduation Steve performed with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and toured throughout the United States and abroad.  He has collaborated with such artists as Marvin Hamlisch, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Flack, Meatloaf, Barbara Cook, and Johnny Mathis.