Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University, Dr. Lisa Kachouee enjoys an active career as a solo, chamber, and orchestral clarinetist. She has performed in Europe, Mexico, and across the United States. Her recent performance highlights include a Carnegie Hall debut; solo and duo concert tours; and international, national, and regional conference performances. She was selected to perform at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFests in Ostend, Belgium; Fort Worth, Texas; and Orlando, Florida. She has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Fort Smith Symphony, Albany Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Oklahoma Composer’s Orchestra, Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic, and the Oklahoma City Sinfonia. Dr. Kachouee is a Backun Artist, Vandoren Regional Artist, and recently joined the artist faculty for the InterHarmony International Music Festival.
As a member of Duo Rodinia, with percussionist and composer Jamie Wind Whitmarsh, Dr. Kachouee tours frequently. Duo Rodinia performed at the International Woodwind Duo Symposium; Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference; SCI Student National Conference; Florida State University New Music Festival; University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival; as Featured Guest Artists of the SCI Region VI Conference; and the ensemble has concertized at dozens of universities and secondary schools. A champion of new music with over forty commissions and premieres to date, Dr. Kachouee recently recorded a Duo Rodinia album of world premieres anticipated for release in 2022. She has also recorded orchestral and chamber works with Naxos and Vox Novus respectively.
Active in the research of repertoire and pedagogy, Dr. Kachouee has contributed articles to The Clarinet (online) and published a guide to Daniel Nelson’s Clarinet Concerto. She holds degrees from Florida State University, the University of Arizona, and George Mason University. Her teachers include Dr. Deborah Bish, Dr. Frank Kowalsky, Dr. Brian Jones, Jerry Kirkbride, and Michael Rusinek.