Timothy Bonenfant (b. 1960)
Dr. Timothy Bonenfant is Associate Professor of Single Reeds at Angelo State University, where he also directs the ASU Jazz Ensemble and teaches Survey of Rock and Roll. He is a member of The Mesquite Trio, The Batik Quartet and the West Texas Jazz Orchestra. He holds three degrees from UNLV and a master’s degree from CalArts. With multiple recording credits, Bonenfant’s recently released solo album, Multiple Personae, features music by Virko Baley. It uses seven different members of the clarinet family. He also has premiered over thirty works, many written especially for him, including Virko Baley's Partita No. 4 for clarinets (bass, A, Eb and Bb contrabass) and piano, and Stephen Emmons’ Seaside. A former member of the Nevada Symphony Orchestra and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Bonenfant’s ensemble credits also include the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic, San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Boise Symphony Orchestra, Nevada Opera Theater, and various groups on the Las Vegas Strip. Timothy Bonenfant has developed an international reputation as an extremely versatile clarinetist. He has performed at multiple International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, at the International Double Reed Society Conference, and presented performances and panel sessions at the National Association for College Wind and Percussion Instructors Conference. Bonenfant has performed in the United States, Japan, Italy, Scotland, Portugal and Spain. His major teachers include Alberto Asercion, Felix Viscuglia, William Powell, Raphael Sanders, Marina Sturm and Michele Zukovsky.