Harry Skoler

Harry Skoler, a jazz clarinetist, was born in Syracuse in 1956. Harry is the Professor of Woodwinds at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. In 1978, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music from Berklee. In 1986, he earned a Master’s degree in Music from New England Conservatory, where he studied under legendary jazz musician Jimmy Giuffre. Conversations in the language of jazz, Reflections on the Art of Swing-A Tribute To Benny Goodman and A Work of Heart on Brownstone Recordings are just a few of his recordings. He has written articles about jazz education, including a Pro-Workshop article in Downbeat magazine. His biography and philosophy on artistry were included in Gianluca Campagnolo’s Volume 10 Method Book For Clarinet. This book features bios and tips by many of the most prominent clarinetists today. The Vandoren Etude, a clarinet book published by Carl Fischer in 2005 by Harry, was Harry’s contribution.

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