Senior Artist Teacher
Biography: Curt Blood joined the faculty of The Hartt School in the fall of 2006. He has been an active teacher and performer in the Northeast since 1982. He has held the pricipal clarinet chair in the Hartford Symphony since that time, and has performed with many of the areas finest ensembles. Among these are the Springfield Symphony, Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Connecticut Orchestra at Harkness Park, and Worcester Symphony. Blood has toured internationally, performing at the International Music Festival at Santander, Spain. Each summer he serves as principal clarinetist with the Buzzard's Bay Musicfest in Marion, MA. Blood has been on the faculties of several universities and colleges in Connecticut. He has been the lecturer in clarinet at the University of Connecticut since 1990, and has also taught at Wesleyan University. His past students have performed with ensembles around the country including the United States Coast Guard Band, the Albany Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Blood earned a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance with distinction from New England Conservatory of Music. He studied clarinet with William Wrzesien.