Director, Clarinet Ensemble
Sharon Bonneau graduated as class valedictorian from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree with a dual major in Clarinet Performance and Instrumental Music Education. While at Eastman, Ms. Bonneau studied clarinet with D. Stanley Hasty and Charles Neidich, and jazz improvisation with Ramon Ricker. She completed a Master of Arts Degree in Conducting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she was a student of Professor Anthony Maiello.
Ms. Bonneau spent nine years as a clarinetist with the United States Air Force Concert Band. During that time, she was a featured soloist with the band’s Dixieland group, was a guest conductor of and soloist with the Concert Band, and performed with the Chamber Players and Symphony Orchestra. In August, 2000, she began her career as a band director in the Fairfax County Public Schools. Ms. Bonneau is currently the director of bands at Kilmer Middle School in Vienna, Virginia, and is active as a performer, mentor, adjudicator and clinician.