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Artie Clifton

Artie Clifton

Associate Professor of Music

Fine Arts Music

Email address  aclifto@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7386
Office location  Phillip Fine Arts Bldg., 2

Artie Clifton is associate professor of music at Jacksonville University, where he teaches courses in music education and performance and conducts the wind ensemble and chamber winds. He has taught in public schools in Florida and Ohio.

Formerly, Prof. Clifton was Director of Instrumental Ensembles at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where, in addition to collegiate groups, he conducted a professional concert series, “Music for Winds,” and professional theatre productions. He was also principal clarinetist of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.

Prof.  Clifton is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist. As a clarinetist, he maintains an active performance schedule that includes recitals and chamber music, and he has been a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra since 1990.Mr. Clifton is co-founder and conductor of the First Coast Wind Ensemble, a 60-member community music organization formed in 1990. The group serves as a cultural resource by providing free concerts throughout the greater Jacksonville area. The ensemble has performed at national and state music conventions, and has recorded three CDs. More information is available at www.fcwe.org.

Prof. Clifton has produced and directed the Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band at JU since 1993. This annual young artist program supports music education by providing talented high school students with an opportunity to study and perform quality music literature in a university setting.

Prof. Clifton serves as a guest conductor and adjudicator in music festivals, and is a member of several professional music organizations and honorary societies. 

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, Master of Music
  • Stetson University, Bachelor of Music Education
  • Additional post-graduate study at New York University and Brooklyn College.