Private Instructor - French Horn
Natalie Clements has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and clinician throughout the greater Chicago area and now is happy to once again call Texas her home. In recent years, she has appeared in various professional and collegiate ensembles throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Natalie has a deep love for performance in the orchestral and brass quintet mediums, and is a strong advocate for quality music education that reaches beyond the scope of playing horn and into a practical understanding of music theory and performance techniques.
Her repertoire in all mediums spans from Renaissance to Classical to new music by living composers. Specifically, her principal seat with the Chicago Composers Orchestra has allowed her to perform modern art music from various styles, largely composed by living, Midwest-based individuals. She is also pround to be a founding member of the Temporal Brass Quintet, the focus of which lies in the performance of new, cutting-edge works, brass education, and performance coaching by using the “classics” of brass quintet repertoire to ultimately aid in the performance of modern art music. In addition to the above performance settings, she jumps at the chance to play jazz and participate in pit orchestras for music theater and opera productions.
Natalie earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas, and later went on to complete the Masters in Horn Performance from Oklahoma City University, where she was the recipient of the Blackwelder Brass Quintet scholarship and stipend, and maintained an active performance schedule both within the university setting and with professional ensembles in the area. Currently, she enjoys playing and teaching horn lessons in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, as well as running, spending time with family (and pets!) and making a mess of her kitchen.