Clarinetist, Performer and Educator
Isaac Beu (b. 1996) is a clarinetist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. He currently holds the position of 2nd and Eb Clarinet with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. Isaac has also been a guest Eb, soprano, and bass clarinetist with the Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. A dedicated pedagogue, he serves as Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Linfield University and Artist Associate of Clarinet at Willamette University. A native of Austin, Texas, Isaac began his clarinet studies with Dr. Vanguel Tangarov, Dr. Nicholas Councilor, and Alan Olson. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, where he studied with Paul Garner, and his Graduate Certificate in Chamber Music Performance at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where he studied with Todd Levy. Additionally, he has participated in festivals such as the Orchestra Academy of the Americas, Miami Classical Music Festival, and the Hot Springs Music Festival. Isaac is endorsed by Conn-Selmer and Silverstein Works, and plays exclusively on Selmer-Paris Recital and Privilege clarinets, and Silverstein ligatures. Outside of the classical music world, Isaac is a passionate SMU Mustang Football fan, a hobbyist weightlifter, and an avid concertgoer with his partner, Chloe.