Master Teacher Sarah Korneisel Jaegers is a solo, chamber, and orchestral clarinetist who has taught private clarinet lessons since 2013. Her students have consistently received the highest ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals. Many have gone on to play in college ensembles and pursue a career in music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance from The Ohio State University (where she studied under the guidance of Dr. Caroline Hartig), a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University (where she studied under Dr. Guy Yehuda), and two degrees—a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in World Languages and Cultures (Spanish)—from Iowa State University (where she studied under Dr. Gregory Oakes).
Dr. Jaegers has a strong interest in world music, expansion of the clarinet repertoire, and diversification of the canon, particularly through the promotion and commissioning of works by Turkish composers. Her DMA Document—entitled Turkish Classical Clarinet Repertoire: Performance, Accessibility, and Integration into the Canon, with a Performance Guide to Works by Edward J. Hines and Ahmet Adnan Saygun—is focused on classical clarinet performance in the Republic of Turkey and the value of classical clarinet works by Turkish composers that are a largely unknown segment of clarinet repertoire. Dr. Jaegers traveled to Turkey in 2018 to conduct research for this document.
An international performer since 2011, Dr. Jaegers has toured in countries throughout Europe. She has performed as a member of the Rhode Island Recording Ensemble since 2017 and served as a board member for the event since 2018. In the summer of 2016, Dr. Jaegers attended the Belgian Clarinet Academy in Ostend, Belgium, the European Clarinet Festival in Camerino, Italy, and the Corsi Internazionali di Perfezonamento Musicale in Cividale del Friuli, Italy, which she also attended in 2018. During these festivals, she performed both as a soloist and as a chamber ensemble member. In 2015, Dr. Jaegers toured as principal clarinet and counselor with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp International Southern Winds in France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and was invited to perform at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Madrid, Spain as a member of the Michigan State University Clarinet Choir. In 2017, she was invited to perform with The Ohio State University Clarinet Choir at ClarinetFest in Orlando, Florida. A member of the International Clarinet Association (ICA) since 2010, Dr. Jaegers also attended the ICA ClarinetFest in 2012 as a volunteer and in 2016 and 2017 as a reporter for the ICA journal, The Clarinet. She performed as a member of the ClarinetFest Collegiate Clarinet Choir in 2012 and 2016. As principal clarinet of the Iowa State University Wind Ensemble in 2013 and a member of the ensemble in 2011, she performed in Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
Dr. Jaegers lives in Richland, Washington with her engineer husband (Nick), two cats (Gemma Rose and Kit-Kat), and guinea pig (Napkin). For more information, please visit her website at https://www.sekjaegers.com.
Dr. Jaegers is currently accepting registrations for new clarinet students of all ages and ability levels