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Marilyn Nije

Marilyn Nije


Marilyn graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music Education, a Master´s degree from Manhattan School of Music and a performance certificate from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Holland where she studied with George Pieterson from the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

She was Assistant principal-Eb clarinet in the Mexico City Philharmonic for almost 20 years. Since 2009, she has lived in Louisville and is first call clarinet and Eb clarinet with the Louisville, Indianapolis Orchestras and extra clarinet with the Evansville, Owensboro and Lafayette Symphony Orchestras.

She is a founding member of Sinfonietta Ventus, a woodwind octet based in Mexico City and since 1990 has played clarinet and Eb with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria.

Marilyn has recorded under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto, Jorge Mester, Eduardo Mata and Guido Maria Guida.

She is adjunct professor of clarinet at Bellarmine University and Western Kentucky University and has also taught clarinet at the University of Louisville and Campbellsville Universities.

With Sinfonietta Ventus Woodwind Octet and the Mexico City Philharmonic she has toured extensively in Mexico, Europe, China, Colombia and the United States.

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