Jeff Quamo, D.M.A.

Adjunct Faculty - Clarinet & Chamber Music Ensembles

Office: PAC 57

585-749-8583 (mobile)


Dr. Quamo moved to Arizona in 2004 to pursue his doctorate studies in Clarinet Performance with Dr. Robert Spring at Arizona State University. His former clarinet teachers include James East (SUNY Fredonia), Jon Hunter (Buffalo Philharmonic), and Kenneth Grant (Eastman School of Music). His jazz studies have come from Eddie Daniels, Bruce Johnstone, Mike Crotty, and Michael Kocour. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Arizona Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, BYU Idaho Concert Jazz Band, Salt River Brass Band, ASU Jazz Repertory Band, ASU Concert Jazz Band, SUNY Fredonia Symphony Orchestra, Mesa High Symphonic Band, Mesa High Orchestra, Scottsdale Community College Band, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and Paradise Valley High School Band. Dr. Quamo starting teaching in the Mesa Public School District in 2006. He currently serves as the Department Head for the Mesa High Performing Arts Department. Jeff is also adjunct faculty clarinet instructor and as a chamber music ensemble director at Mesa Community College. He has served as the AMEA Chair for the State Solo & Ensemble Festival since 2016. He also serves as a guest conductor for the regional groups such as the Mesa District Junior High Honor Band Festival in both 2015 and 2017. Dr. Quamo's former MCC clarinet students have been scholarship recipients at all 3 of the large Arizona Universities (NAU, ASU, U of A). Jeff also maintains an active professional performing career with the Symphony of the Southwest, Cinematic Pop, Millennial Choirs & Orchestra, ZAZU (a gypsy jazz based group that pays homage to the music of Django Reinhardt), and Fusion Winds (a Phoenix based woodwind quintet). He has also worked with the Arizona Opera and the Phoenix Symphony. Jeff currently resides in Gilbert with his wife, Jaclyn, and their 3 children, Jordyn, Jadyn, and Jalyn.

Degrees & Awards

DMA Clarinet Performance from ASU Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance from SUNY Fredonia Bachelor's Degrees in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from SUNY Fredonia Recipient of SUNY Fredonia Performer's Certificate 2018 Runner Up Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year 2018 & 2019 Mesa High Band Program Awarded the William E Richardson Program of Distinction Award

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