University of Illinois Clarinet Choir

The University of Illinois Clarinet Choir was founded by Harvey Hermann in 1965, as a natural outgrowth of the private teaching practices of Harvey Hermann and Douglas DiBianco. For more than thirty years, Mr. Hermann led the choir through such notable milestones as the founding of the annual Clarinet Choir Festival, trips to the International Clarinet Congress in Denver (1981) and Paris, France (1982), and performances for such notable organizations as the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

Mr. Hermann retired as leader in 1998. The clarinet choir program continued intermittently as a graduate assistant appointment for several years, but has disappeared into oblivion in recent years.

This page is intended to provide information about the history, literature and activities of the Clarinet Choir under the leadership of Mr. Hermann.

For a brief history of the clarinet choir program at Illinois, click here.

Harvey Hermann's Bio is available here.

For the "Ensemble List" which chronicles 30+ years of clarinet ensemble performances, click here.

For the price list of currently available clarinet ensemble music, click here.

We've unearthed some recordings!

Send comments or suggestions (or stories you'd like to see published) to Dan Freeman.