Welcome to Sherman Friedland’s Clarinet Corner!
Sherman Friedland studied with Rosario Mazzeo, Fernand Gillet, Gino Cioffi, Leland Munger, Norman Carrel, and Marcel Jean. In addition, he studied the entire standard repertoire with Mademoiselle Nadia Boulanger.
Winner of the National Competition for Wind Instruments sponsored by the Musicians Club of New York, Friedland was also principal clarinetist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a Fromm Fellow at Tanglewood (performing the Easley Blackwood Clarinet Concerto with Gunther Schulller conducting), and a featured soloist on CBS Television’s Camera Three.
Friedland was a Creative Associate at the Center for the Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo, by virtue of a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for new music. He has also appeared at the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain.
Mr Friedland has been Chair of the Music Department of Concordia University, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Conductor of the Concordia Symphony Orchestra, and also a professor of music history, music theory, and chamber music performance.
In addition to the above Professor Friedland also recorded over 85 broadcasts with the CBC and perfomed for the Arts National broadcast on several occasions, also appearing frequently in many of the various chamber music series in Canada and the U.S. He has performed in virtually every possible venue for the clarinetist as chamber player, and soloist with symphony orchestras.
He has recorded 4 CDs of contemporary works, mostly written for or dedicated to him, and also several additional CDs by Montreal and US Composers.
You can contact Mr. Friedland at friedland @bell.net Questions from visitors with considered responses will be posted here as time permits.