Patricia P. Card, DMA
Professor of Clarinet
Patricia Pierce Card, Professor of Clarinet, joined the Sam Houston State University faculty in 2001. Prior to this appointment, she was the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Oklahoma City University. In addition to her teaching position, Dr. Card was also the principal clarinet of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra from 1997 to 2001. She was an active musician and private teacher in Richardson, Texas preceding the move to Oklahoma City.
Dr. Card has performed at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2004 (Washington D.C.), 2008 (Kansas City), 2010 (Austin) and at the 2005 National Flute Association Convention in San Diego. She has been a featured guest artist at the Midwest convention in Chicago and Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio. She has also presented clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association convention and the Oklahoma Music Educators Association convention. Dr. Card was a finalist in the 1989 International Clarinet Association Competition (Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN) and a finalist in the 1991 Young Artist Competition (Midland-Odessa, TX). She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student in Instrumental Studies in 1995 from the University of North Texas and has been twice included in the Who's Who Among American's Teachers.
Dr. Card received the Doctor of Musical Arts in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas, the Master of Music from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music from North Texas State University. Her major teachers include John Scott, John Mohler and James Gillespie.