Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials
University of Kansas, D.M.A. (Performance)
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, M.M. (Performance)
Baker University, B.A. (Music)
Jeremy Wohletz currently serves as Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Dickinson State University, where he teaches the music theory sequence, music history sequence, woodwind pedagogy, music technology, and all woodwind lessons and woodwind chamber groups. He enjoys a diverse musical life as both a performer and educator. As a performer, he is a large advocate for new music, both performing and commissioning new compositions. One of these commissions was recently chosen to premiere at the 2014 International Clarinet Association convention, involving solo clarinet with electronics. Another piece was commissioned and premiered at the 2012 ICA convention by his guitar and clarinet duo, Pararo. This performance was described by The Clarinet Journal as “a soothing blend of guitar and clarinet that washed through the ears to the soul.” As a solo recitalist, he has presented performances and masterclasses, including a guest artist at Central College (IA), Iowa Clarinet Day, and many high schools and colleges throughout the Midwest.
As an educator, Dr. Wohletz has taught a variety of courses such as woodwind pedagogy, music theory, and music history, along with private lessons and chamber coaching. He has also been asked to guest lecture numerous times on topics ranging from extended techniques for clarinet, history of jazz, Balinese gamelan, and been asked to work with several high school woodwind sections. In addition to regular classroom teaching, he has been published in the National Association of Collegiate Wind and Percussions Instructors journal and was selected to present at the 2013 Kansas Music Educator Association convention. He also won second prize at the 2014 International Clarinet Association’s research competition for his presentation entitled “East meets West: Transcribing Balinese Gamelan for Clarinet Choir.”
Jeremy Wohletz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baker University, where he was named music performer of the year multiple years. He was also appointed principal clarinet in the 2004 Kansas Intercollegiate Band, performed with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York, and performed in the Small Intercollegiate Band at the Lincoln Center in New York. Dr. Wohletz received his Master of Music from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he won the 2007 Wind Ensemble Concerto competition and served as principal clarinetist in both the orchestra and wind ensemble. While pursuing his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas, he was the recipient of several grants that allowed him to travel to Bali, Indonesia where he studied Balinese gamelan firsthand from a gamelan master.
His teachers include Dr. JD Parr, Dr. Eric Mandat, and Dr. Stephanie Zelnick