Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet
Professor Emeritus, Clarinet
M.M. - North Texas State University
Office: 166 Russell Hall
Phone: (319) 273-6229
Jack Graham served as Professor of Clarinet at the University of Northern Iowa from 1967 until his retirement in 2003. During that time, he also conducted many School of Music ensembles, including Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Concert Band, Opera Theater, plus a multitude of chamber groups. In addition he conducted the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony (WCFSO) on many occasions, in his capacity as Associate Conductor of that ensemble.
As clarinetist, he was a founding member of the Northwind Quintet, Principal Clarinetist of the WCFSO and Principal Clarinetist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. He can be heard on CDs of the Northwind Quintet, the New Hampshire Music Festival and as soloist on two UNI Jazz Band I CDs (“That Big Band Thing” and “Games”).
His major teachers include Dick Helt, Vance Jennings, Rosario Mazzeo, Lee Gibson, and Clark Brody.
Jack’s students have achieved success in many musical endeavors, including performance, public school and college teaching, and graduate study at prestigious institutions.
Since retiring, he has continued to teach as adjunct Emeritus Professor at UNI (2013-14 marks his 47th year in the School of Music) and is also a Senior Lecturer in Clarinet at Wartburg College.