Clarence B Hines

Associate Professor

Music • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Jazz Studies: Trombone Performance, Composition, and Arranging

Education

D.M.A. Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (2008)

M.M. Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester (2004)

B.M., Cum Laude, Jazz Studies, University of North Florida (2002)

Biography

Clarence Hines, an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies in the Department of Music, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship include jazz trombone performance, jazz composition, and jazz arranging. Among Professor Hines’ recent scholarly activities are performances with the O’Jays, Maceo Parker, Marcus Roberts, David Sanborn, and Diane Schuur. Included in the list of venues where he has performed and/or had his compositions and arrangements premiered is the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, North Sea Jazz Festival, Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. Professor Hines has numerous works that are published and distributed by leading print music publishers; and since 2009, he has served as an artist and clinician for Conn-Selmer, a major manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestra instruments.

Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of North Florida, 2012-2013
Billy Joel Fellowship, Eastman School of Music, 2006
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Eastman School of Music, 2002-2007
Outstanding Performance Award for It’s Easy to Remember (DownBeat Magazine), 2005
Raymond and Maxine Schirmer Prize for Distinguished Performance in Jazz, 2004
Best Jazz Instrumental Group co-winner with the Very Tall Band (DownBeat Magazine), 2004
Rayburn Wright Memorial Scholarship, 2003
Best Jazz Arrangement Award for Beyond All Limits (DownBeat Magazine), 2003
Outstanding Scholar of the Year, University of North Florida Department of Music, 2002
Fred Mullikin/Rich Matteson Memorial Scholarship, 2001
Army Commendation Medal (for meritorious service and achievement), 1999
National Defense Service Medal (for honorable service), 1995

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers

College Music Society

Conn-Selmer (C.G. Conn Trombone Artist) 

International Trombone Association

Jazz Education Network (Charter Member)

Publications & Presentations

Compositions/Arrangements

Boulanger, Lili. Vieille Prière Bouddhique. Arr. Clarence Hines. Eau Claire: Really Good Music, 2013. Print.

 

Dennis, Matt. Angel Eyes. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2007. Print.

 

Green, Vernice. April Green. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press (Pending). Print.

 

Greene, Barry. Sincerity. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2007. Print.

 

Gruber, Franz. Silent Night. Arr. Clarence Hines. Eau Claire: Really Good Music, 2012. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. After All This Time. Eau Claire: Really Good Music, 2012. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. Boogaloo. Eau Claire: Really Good Music, 2012. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. Nynäshamn. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2008. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. The Quest. Eau Claire: Really Good Music, 2012. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. A Tad of Thad. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2008. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. What’s Up With That?. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2011. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. While You Were Gone. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2007. Print.

 

Javors, Keith. Zach. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2007. Print.

 

Shaw, Woody. Beyond All Limits. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press (Pending). Print.

 

Young, Victor. A Weaver of Dreams. Arr. Clarence Hines. Greeley: UNC Jazz Press, 2008. Print.

 

Recordings

Bowen, Marlene. This Man of Mine. Sonicomm, 2000. CD.

 

Brian VanArsdale Orchestra. The Flood. VanArsdale, 2004. CD.

 

Dan Loomis Quartet. Tondos. Independent, 2004. CD.

 

DeMerle, Les. Hittin’ The Blue Notes, Vol. 1. Origin, 2002. CD.

 

New Energy Jazz Orchestra. The Sands of Time. 2008. CD.

 

Piper, Deb. Jazz At Birch Creek. PBS. WPT, Madison, WI, 30 Jan. 2012. TV.

 

St. Johns River City Band. Silver Threads. 2008. CD.

 

University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I. And the Melody Still Lingers On. Sea Breeze, 2005. CD.

 

University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I. April Green. Perf. Bunky Green and UNF Jazz Faculty. 2010. DVD.

 

University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I. Second Thoughts. Sea Breeze, 2002. CD.

 

University of North Florida Jazz Ensemble I. Things To Come. Sea Breeze, 2001. CD.

 

Journals

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Around the World, by Ilja Reijngoud Group." International Trombone Association Journal. 41.1 (2013): 68-69. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Pugh-Taylor, by Jim Pugh and Dave Taylor." International Trombone Association Journal. 41.1 (2013): 63. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Tussilago, by Wennerström Larsson Explicity." International Trombone Association Journal. 40.4 (2012): 74-75. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Mystical Scam, by Neslort." International Trombone Association Journal. 40.1 (2012): 49-50. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Child of Saturn, by Salt Lake Alternative Jazz Orchestra." International Trombone Association Journal. 40.1 (2012): 48-49. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of A Taste of Autumn, by Griffin." International Trombone Association Journal. 39.3 (2011): 42-43. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of The Joel Yennior Trio, by Joel Yennior." International Trombone Association Journal. 39.3 (2011): 45. Print.

 

Hines, Clarence. "CD Review of Tribute to J & K, by Ron Kischuk and Ed Gooch." International Trombone Association Journal. 39.1 (2011): 64-65. Print.

 

Selected Commissions, Premieres, and Performances of Works

College Music Society Southern Chapter, College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction Joint Conference. Boogaloo. Comp. Clarence Hines. Performed by the University of Tennessee Jazz Ensemble. Knoxville, TN. 13 February, 2014.

 

Riverside Fine Arts Organ Series. Vieille Priére Bouddhique. Comp. Lilli Boulanger, Arr. Clarence Hines. Premiered by James Hoyler and UNF Chorale, Brass, and Percussion students. 12 February 2012.

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Alice Tulley Hall). The Quest. Comp. Clarence Hines. Commissioned by Dr. Gordon Brock to feature Bunky Green with the UNF Wind Symphony. New York, NY. 9 April 2011.

 

Eastman Jazz Lab Band w/John Fedchock. What's Up With That? Performed by the Eastman Jazz Lab Band directed by Rich Thompson. Rochester, NY. 18 November 2010.


Eastman Jazz Lab Band w/John Fedchock. A Tad of Thad. Performed by the Eastman Jazz Lab Band directed by Rich Thompson. Rochester, NY. 18 November 2010.

 

Jacksonville Jazz Festival. April Green. Comp. Bunky Green, Arr. Clarence Hines. Commissioned for Bunky Green and the UNF Jazz Ensemble. Jacksonville, FL. 28 May 2010.

 

Jacksonville Jazz Series hosted by Bob Bednar of WJCT's "This is Jazz". Bolivia. Comp. Cedar Walton, Arr. Clarence Hines. Premiered by the Jazz Conceptions Orchestra of New York. 4 December 2009.

 

The Power of Transformation. What's Up With That? Commissioned for the UNF Jazz Ensemble I for 2009 UNF Capital Campaign Kick-off. Jacksonville, FL. 2 October 2009.

 

Across America: A Salute to Kennedy Center Honorees. Every Day I Have The Blues. Comp. Peter Chatman (Memphis Slim), Arr. Clarence Hines. Commissioned to feature vocalist Michelle Amato with the Sarasota Orchestra. Sarasota, FL. 16 May 2009.

 

Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre, Jazz et Belle Plaisance. Blues for Wayne. Premiered by music students from UNF and the Conservatoire de Nantes. Nantes, France. September 2008.

 

International Tuba-Euphonium Conference. A Weaver of Dreams. Comp. Matt Dennis and Earl Brent, Arr. Clarence Hines. Performed by Dr. Marc Dickman and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors. Cincinnati, OH. 27 June 2008.

 

Rochester International Jazz Festival. Altered States. Comp. Clarence Hines. Commissioned for the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. Rochester, NY. 16 June 2008.

 

Frost and Fire. My Funny Valentine. Comp. Richard Rodgers, Arr. Clarence Hines. Premiered by Dr. Shirantha Beddage (Humber College, Toronto) and the North Bay Symphony Orchestra. North Bay, Ontario. 11 February 2006.

 

The Commission Project. Nynäshamn. Comp. Clarence Hines. Commissioned by Ned Corman of The Commission Project and premiered by the Eastman Jazz Lab Band. April 2005.


The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference. Zach. Comp. Keith Javors, Arr. Clarence Hines. Commissioned for the UNF Jazz Ensemble I and their performance at Midwest Clinic. Chicago, IL. 20 December 2002.

 

Selected Concert Performances

Billy Hart Groove Band. Performance at Dizzy's Jazz Café. Rotterdam, Netherlands. June 2007

 

Goodwin, Gordon and the Jacksonville Connection Band. Performance at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts "Jazz Night". 24 November 2009.

 

Groban, Josh. Live at the Blue Cross Arena. Rochester, NY. 10 March 2007.

 

Harry James Orchestra. Performance at Clarence Town Center, Clarence, NY. 5 August 2006.

 

Harry James Orchestra. Performance at Fulton Education Center, Fulton, NY. 13 October 2006.

 

Labarbara, Joe and Pat Labarbara and the Eastman Jazz Ensemble. 2008 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY. 16 June 2008.

 

Mathis, Johnny. Performance at Constellation Brands Performance Center. Canandaigua, NY. 21 July 2006

 

Mathis, Johnny. Performance at Turning Stone Casino. Verona, NY. 19 July 2006

 

Mathis, Johnny. Performance at Turning Stone Casino. Verona, NY. 20 March 2005

 

New Energy Jazz Orchestra. Performance at Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 2007

 

O’Jays, The. Performance at the 2009 Jacksonville Soul Food Festival. Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, FL. 20 June 2009.

 

Parker, Maceo. Performance at 2010 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Jacksonville, FL. 30 May 2010.

 

Pitney, Gene. Performance at Turning Stone Casino. Verona, NY. 8 October 2005

 

Pizzarelli, Performance at John and the St. Johns River City Band. 2008 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, FL. 12 April, 2008.

 

Rivello, Dave and the Dave Rivello Ensemble. Performance at 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Rochester, NY. 8 June 2007.

 

Richmond, Kim and Clay Jenkins. UNF Great American Jazz Series. University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. 4 March 2010.

 

Roberts, Marcus and the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame All-Stars. Performance at 2009 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Snyder Memorial Church, Jacksonville, FL. 22 May 2009.

 

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra cond. by Jeff Tyzick. Featured soloist in a program entitled Stars of Tomorrow. 19 October 2003.

 

Sanborn, David. Performances at 2009 Amelia Island Jazz Festival. Concert. Fernandina Beach, FL. 9-10 October 2009.

 

Schuur, Diane and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Performance at 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Jacksonville, FL. 28 May 2011.

 

The Temptations. Performance at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY 21 October 2005

 

The Temptations. Performance at SUNY Geneseo. Geneseo, NY. 23 October 2004

 

Vizzutti, Allen and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra cond. by Jeff Tyzik. Very Vizutti. Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY. 6-7 May 2005.

 

Presentations

Brantley, Tom, Chris Creswell, Marc Dickman, and Clarence Hines. "Listening Techniques for the Jazz Trombonist." Florida Music Educators' Association Conference. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL. 8 Jan 2010. In Person.

HinesContact Information

Building 45, Room 2701

(904) 620-3845

c.hines@unf.edu

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