Areas of Expertise

Clarinet & Music Education


Anna Carney, clarinet instructor, has been a member of numerous orchestras in North and Central America. She has an active solo and chamber music career in the United States and abroad and often commissions new works. Ms. Carney has performed and presented at such prestigious conferences as the International ClarinetFest, SEAMUS National Conference, and the College Music Society National Conference in Quebec, among others. She is an active freelance musician in Central Texas as well as a clinician nationwide. She started her music career as a public school music teacher the first seven years of her professional life. Her major clarinet teachers have been Kalman Bloch, James Kanter & Dr. Frank Kowalsky.


ABD, Florida State University
BME, MM, San Diego State University


Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet
Southwestern University
January 01, 2004 - present
I teach clarinet lessons & woodwind methods. I also perform faculty solo & chamber music recitals on a regular basis.

Madera Trio
January 01, 2011 - present
The members of the Madera Trio are Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, violin and Dr. Roy Wylie, piano. We currently perform chamber and solo recitals in Texas.

Arte Musique Ensemble
September 01, 2000 - present
Arte Musique’s core members are Anna Carney, clarinet; Dr. Colin Mason, saxophone; and Timothy Nolt, piano. This ensemble has performed throughout Texas, at the College Music Society’s Conference in Quebec Canada, and at the Michigan Music Educators Co

Second Clarinetist
Temple Symphony Orchestra
September 01, 2007 - present

San Gabriel Winds
January 01, 2009 - present
A chamber wind group with core Southwestern University faculty musicians: Adrienne Ingles flute; Anna Carney, clarinet & Dr. Eric Miller, bassoon.

Second Clarinetist
Brazos Valley Symphony
September 01, 2002 - present

Assistant Instructor
Texas A&M University, College Station
August 01, 2001 - May 01, 2010
At TAMU Professor Carney taught clarinet and saxophone lessons, as well as music appreciation and theory courses.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in teaching the whole student and covering all aspects of music performance. For the music major, it is imperative that the student learns how to be an outstanding musician not matter their field of expertise.

Previous Courses

At other institutions, additionally I have taught music education courses, theory and aural skills, as well as ethnomusicology classes.

Professional Work

Above and beyond all the teaching and performances that are listed on this page, Professor Carney is also an active adjudicator in regional solo & ensemble contest in Texas as well as the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest for 6 years. In addition she has judgged the Austin Youth Symphony Auditions the past two years.


International Association for Jazz Education, College Music Society Conference, International Clarinet Association ClarFest, Kitchener-Waterloo Canada Orchestral Winds, Tijuana International Symphony Orchestra SOLO RECITALS: Southwestern University, Texas A&M University, Society of Electroacoustic Music National Conference, University of Memphis, New Music Festival, Ouachita Baptist University, Fort Hays State University, San Diego State University, University of South Alabama, University of Florida Electroacoustic Symposium. Wingate University, University of Florida Concert,, East Tennessee State University Faculty Recital, CHAMBER MUSIC: Kutztown University, Sonic Cross Roads-Texas A&M University Guest Performer with the Marian Anderson String Quartet, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Faculty Woodwind Quintet, University of Texas at Austin, Composers’ Recital, ClariVoce –Benedictine College, Dickinson College, ORCHESTRA: Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, Round Rock Symphony Temple Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Light Opera Company, Tijuana International Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Pops. FESTIVALS: Fesival-of the Arts, Gerogetown, Cottonwood Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Windfest-Wilfred Laurier University, Music Academy of the West, Batiquitos Symphonic Orchestra, Taos International Festival Orchestra


ORGANIZATION DATE Michigan Music Educators Association 2010 Kutztown University 2008 Southern California Band & Orchestra Association Fall Conference 2001 Teacher’s In-Service, Round Rock, TX Independent School District 2001 The University of Texas at Austin 1999 Benedictine College 1998 The University of South Alabama 1998 The University of Florida 1996 Western Michigan University 1996


Professor Carney is very active in international group travel. A tour guide for Mandrake Tours in the summer, she takes music groups on concert tours and non-musical groups to Europe.