Erin Vander Wyst
Librarian ERIN VANDER WYST received her DMA in clarinet performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied with Marina Sturm. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Vander Wyst received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in clarinet performance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, under the tutelage of Todd Levy. Vander Wyst has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Opera Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, among others. International performances have included appearances at the Doctors in Performance Conference (Dublin, Ireland, 2016), the College Music Society’s International Conference (Sydney, Australia, 2017), and Clarinetfest, the Conference of the International Clarinet Association (Belgium, 2018). Vander Wyst has served as principal librarian for the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet Theater and Henderson Symphony Orchestra (NV); she is presently librarian of the New York Youth Symphony.
She has published a number of articles in The Clarinet, the magazine of the International Clarinet Association. Her primary research interest is the clarinet music of Finnish composers, especially the works of Kimmo Hakola. When she is not busy marking bowings or playing clarinet, she enjoys walking dogs at St. Hubert’s animal shelter and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.