Jennifer Iles

Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet
Office: Simmons Music Building, Room 220
Phone: (409) 880-8144


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Master of Music in Clarinet Performance, University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Music Education from McNeese State University


Jennifer Iles teaches clarinet and woodwind techniques at Lamar. She serves as second clarinetist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas and clarinetist with Portable Master Pieces, a nine-piece, Wyoming-based radio orchestra. She also performs with the Brazos Valley Symphony in Bryan, Texas, and the Lake Charles Symphony in Louisiana.

While completing her doctorate at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dr. Iles served as Acting Second
Clarinet with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and performed with groups such as Opera Las Vegas, the
Nevada Ballet, the Nevada Pops, and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society. In 2013, she won the
UNLV Concerto Competition performing Scott McAllister’s X-Concerto. She has also performed as
principle and bass clarinetists with the North Texas Wind Symphony.

Before joining the faculty at Lamar, Dr. Iles taught elementary music at Samuel Walker Houston
Elementary and managed private lesson studios in Conroe ISD, Montgomery ISD, Frisco ISD, and
Lewisville ISD. Her devotion to music education influenced her dissertation, "The Changing Role of the
Bass Clarinet: Support for its integration into the modern clarinet studio,” which includes a suggested
curriculum incorporating pedagogy for both soprano and bass clarinet. She has presented her research and served as guest clinician at multiple regional institutions including McNeese State University, Louisiana College and Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.