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CARL CLEMENTS
e-mail: carl@carlclements.com
 

Education
Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York City, September 2010

Dissertation: “Pannalal Ghosh and the Bansuri in the Twentieth Century.” Advisor: Peter Manuel.

D.M.A. studies in world music at the New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2000-May 2001

M.F.A., Jazz Instrumental Performance, 1990, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

B.M., Jazz Composition and Arranging, summa cum laude, 1987, Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts

Private studies in North Indian Classical music theory and performance with Nityanand Haldipur (Mumbai, India, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 ), Devendra Murdeshwar (Mumbai, India, 1992-93), Amiya Dasgupta (Valencia, California, 1988-1990), Steve Gorn (New York, 1991-1992, 2000-2001), Dr. George Ruckert (Boston, Massachusetts, 1998-2001)

Private studies in jazz with Jerry Bergonzi (1983-1987), Joe Viola (1985- 1987), George Garzone (1984-1985), James Newton (1988-1990), and Joe Lovano (1987)
 

Instruments
Tenor, soprano, and alto saxophones; flute, clarinet, and North Indian flute (bansuri)
 
Summary of Qualifications
College instructor; private instructor; professional performer, composer/arranger; session musician; recording artist
 

Experience

College Instructor
:
* Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Hampshire College (present).
* Adjunct Instructor, Music of the U.S.A., Northeastern University (2012).
* Adjunct Assistant Professor, Music of India and West Asia, Columbia University (2011)
* Adjunct lecturer, taught Jazz and Rock at John Jay College, New York, New York, 2004
* Guest lecturer in Indian music, Brooklyn College,
Brooklyn, New York, May 2003
* Guest lecturer for “Rhythm and Groove” class, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999
* Assistant teacher, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, September 2000-May 2001
* Assistant teacher, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, April 1989-May 1990
* Recital and lecture/demonstration on bansuri (Indian flute) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1998

Private teacher of woodwinds:
Independent private instruction, saxophone and bansuri (1989 – present).
The Roosevelt School, Hyde Park, MA (1999)
The Rivers School, Weston, MA (1998).
The New School of Music, Cambridge, MA (1997).
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA (1997).
Independent private instruction, saxophone and bansuri (1989 – present).
The Roosevelt School, Hyde Park, MA (1999).
The Rivers School, Weston, MA (1998).
The New School of Music, Cambridge, MA (1997).
Lexington High School, Lexington, MA (1997).

Selected Performances:
Performance tour in Germany (2012).
Performance tours in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, and Netherlands (2011).
Performance tour in Germany and Prague (2011).
Performance tour in India (2010).
Performance tour in Germany (2009).
City of the World series at Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, (2009).
The Indigo and Blues Jazz Festival, Bangalore, India (2009).
The Mumbai Festival, Mumbai, India (2008).
The Mood Indigo Festival, Mumbia, India (2007).
The American Center, Mumbai in Rajkot, India (2007).
The Jazz Yatra Festival, Mumbai, India (2002).
The Regattabar Jazz Festival, Boston, MA (1998, 2000).   
The CRY Jazz Festival, Mumbai, India (1997).
The Thailand International Jazz Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (1996).
The Jazz Yatra festival, Mumbai, India (1996).
The Tokyo Summer Jazz Festival Tokyo, Japan (1993).
The Malaysian Jazz Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1993). The Boston Globe Jazz Festival (with James Newton), Boston, MA (1990).


Managing editor of the newsletter for the Institute of Studies in American Music, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 2004-2009.


Selected Recording
*Latin Jazz Evolution. Conquistador. Blue Truffle, 2012, compact disc.
*Kevin Kastning and Carl Clements. Dreaming As I Knew. Greydisc, 2012, compact disc.
* Indica Project. Full House. The Indica Project, 2009, compact disc.Carl Clements. *Forth and Back. Saraswati, 2005, compact disc.
* Crosscurrent. Rituals. Laugh and Jangle Records, 2000, compact disc.
* Eric T. Johnson featuring Crosscurrent. By the Sea. Laugh and Jangle  Records, 1997, compact disc.
* Divya. Kumbamela: Earthbeat Music, 1997, compact disc.
Steve Kirby. Point of Balance. Amsterdam: A-Records, 1997, compact disc.
* Eric T. Johnson featuring Crosscurrent. The Island. Laugh and Jangle Records, 1996, compact disc.
* Crosscurrent debut album: Laugh and Jangle Records, 1996, compact disc.
 

Publications
*Clements, Carl. 2011. Review of Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane, by Franya J. Berkman. American Music Review 41(1).
*Clements, Carl 2011. Review of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness, by Nitasha Tamar Sharma. Journal of Intercultural Studies 32(5): 560-561.
*Clements, Carl. 2011. “Tradition and Innovation in the Bansuri Performance Style of Pannalal Ghosh,” Analytical Approaches to World Music Journal 1(2): online.
*Clements, Carl. 2011. “John Coltrane et l’Integration des Concepts Indiens dans le Jazz Improvise.”  In John Coltrane : l'œuvre et son empreinte, edited by Vincent Cotro. Paris, France: Outre Mesure.
*Clements, Carl. 2008. “John Coltrane and the Integration of Indian Concepts in Jazz Improvisation,” Jazz Research Journal2(2): 155-175.
*Clements, Carl. 2007. “Indian Concepts in the Music of John Coltrane,” The Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 37(1): 6-7, 14.
*Clements, Carl. 2005. “Musical Interchange between Indian Music and Hip Hop.” In Critical Minded: New Approaches to Hip Hop Studies, edited by Ellie M. Hisama and EvanRapport, 125-41. Brooklyn, NY: Institute for Studies in American Music.