Woodwind - Regular Program
Timezone: Washington, DC (GMT-5)
- Has been a member of “The President’s Own” Marine Band since 2013
- Has been featured as a soloist and has performed in recitals and masterclasses throughout the United States
- Served as Bass Clarinet Teaching Assistant at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina
Parker Gaims is a Washington D.C.-based clarinetist. He has performed at venues throughout the Capital region including the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Wolftrap, and the White House. Before living in D.C., Mr. Gaims had performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and served as the Bass Clarinet Teaching Assistant at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Mr. Gaims received his Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from DePaul University in Chicago in 2011 and his Master of Music, also in clarinet performance, from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2013. Mr. Gaims has been a clarinetist in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band since 2013. Mr. Gaims has appeared as a soloist with the Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra, DePaul University Wind Symphony, Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, and at the International Clarinet Association’s 2019 annual conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mr. Gaims has presented recitals and masterclasses at universities throughout the United States. Mr. Gaims’ clarinet teachers include Steven Cohen, Julie DeRoche, Larry Combs, J. Lawrie Bloom, Wagner Campos, and Geoff Nudell. Mr. Gaims is a native of Los Angeles.