Maureen Hurd Hause has appeared in concerts and master classes throughout Europe, Asia and North America. She has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall, with the American Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, at New York’s Merkin Hall, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall, and in South Korea, France, England and Mexico. She performed at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests® in Italy, Japan, Canada, and the US. Her festival appearances include performances at the Norfolk, Skaneateles, Lancaster, and Weekend of Chamber Music Festivals. She has recorded for Naxos, MSR Classics and Marquis Classics, including her solo CD Spelunk which contains premiere recordings of American works by Evan Hause, William Bolcom, Alan Shulman, and Morton Gould, and a CD with the Rutgers Wind Ensemble as soloist in Michael Daugherty’s clarinet concerto Brooklyn Bridge.
Dr. Hurd earned all of her graduate degrees including D.M.A. from the Yale School of Music where she worked with materials in the Benny Goodman Papers of the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library. She has been recognized for her study and performances of classical works connected to Benny Goodman, and she performed and lectured at the Yale School of Music and at Zankel Hall in 2009 as part of a Benny Goodman centenary. Her primary teachers were David Shifrin, Charles Neidich, Joseph Messenger and Ayako Oshima. She joined the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, in 2002, where she is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Woodwinds. She is a Selmer and a Rico Artist, playing Selmer Paris Signature clarinets and Rico Reserve reeds.