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Clarence Hines

Associate Professor, Trombone/Arranging, Director of the School of Music

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Contact: (904) 620-3845



Dr. Clarence Hines has performed throughout North America, Central America, and Europe, and has performed with musicians such as Slide Hampton, Bob Brookmeyer, Johnny Mathis, Josh Groban, the Temptations, the OJays, John Pizzarelli, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Harry James Orchestra, David Sanborn, Maceo Parker, and most recently with Diane Schuur. Dr. Hines has also performed on numerous occasions at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. 

Dr. Hines’ works have been premiered in the Distinguished Concerts International concert series at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, the Midwest Clinic, the International Association for Jazz Education, the Festival Les Rendez-vous de l'Erdre in France, the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Dr. Hines' music has been performed by top military and college jazz ensembles around the country. His compositions and arrangements are published by UNC Jazz Press, Really Good Music, and eJazzLines. 

Prior to teaching at UNF, Dr. Hines coached combos and directed the Jazz Lab Band at the Eastman School of Music where he earned Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. He served on the faculty of the Eastman Summer Jazz Studies and the Tritone Fantasy Jazz Camp. Dr. Hines also served as a trombonist/paratrooper in the"All-American" band of the U.S. Army's famed 82nd Airborne Division and in the 79th Army Band in the Republic of Panamá prior to earning his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Florida. 

Each summer, Dr. Hines teaches trombone, coaches combos, and performs during the Jazz Sessions at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Door County, Wisconsin. He is an artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer and a recipient of UNF's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2012-2013.