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Cecilia Kang

Cecilia Kang
Simon Holoweiko

Simon Holoweiko

Enhancing Fluency in Music Literacy

Clinic Synopsis:

There is a widespread music literacy challenge among music students. Due to the complexity and controversial stigma surrounding this topic, the unfortunate reality is that this can be easily overlooked and/or left undetected during musicians’ development. We hope this workshop can help "demystify" such phenomena among aspiring musicians and music educators, have more positive impact on retention, and ultimately foster more welcoming environments to embrace neurodivergence in Music Education.

Cecilia Kang - Biographical Information

Cecilia Kang, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Louisiana State University, joined the faculty in Fall 2020. She has presented many  master classes, lectures, workshops and performances around the globe, including at the Midwest Clinic (USA), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (USA), the University of Toronto (Canada), ClarinetFest (Belgium), Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), Sai Wan Ho Civic Center (Hong Kong), National Taiwan University of Arts (Taiwan), Yonsei University (South Korea), Thailand International Clarinet Academy (Thailand), and Milan Conservatory (Italy). As a performer, she has collaborated with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. During the summers, she serves on faculty at the Aria International Summer Academy and the California Orchestra Institute. Dr. Kang earned her degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, and the University of Toronto. She is the founder of Louisiana Clarinet Initiative and the Silver Linings Initiative. She currently co-chairs the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee of the International Clarinet Association. She is a Vandoren and Buffet Crampon Performing Artist. For more information, visit

Simon Holoweiko - Biographical Information

Simon Holoweiko is the Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University, where he conducts the Symphonic Winds, teaches undergraduate conducting and graduate wind literature, guides doctoral students minoring in conducting, and assists with athletic bands. Holoweiko joined the faculty following successful appointments at Michigan State University and Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida. After serving as Assistant Director of Bands at MSU, where his duties included Associate Director of the Spartan Marching Band, conductor of the Concert Band, Spartan Youth Wind Symphony, and teaching courses in the College of Music, Holoweiko entered the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University as a student of Dr. Kevin Sedatole. He also holds the Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University where he studied with Dr. Jamie L. Nix and assisted with all aspects of the wind program. Prior to his graduate studies, Holoweiko taught in the Florida public schools as the Director of Bands at Martin County High School (Stuart). At Martin County, he coordinated all aspects of the band program including instruction of the marching band, two concert ensembles, and also founded a curricular jazz band and AP music theory course. He is also the conductor and a co-founder of the Treasure Coast Summer Band Camp in Jensen Beach, FL and is an active clinician. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Michigan State University.