Guest Artist Recital: University of Memphis Faculty Trio

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, ASU campus

Guest Artist Recital:

Dr. Robyn Jones, clarinet

Dr. Daryn Zubke, bassoon

Dr. Jonathan Tsay, piano


Colored Stones for solo bassoon (2014) - Jenni Brandon (b. 1977)

Smoky Quartz

Lapis Lazuli

Tiger's Eye


Chansons De la  Nature pour la Clarinette 92003) - Jenni Brandon (b. 1977)

Les Oiseaux

Le Poisson

Le Papillon

Le Lievre et La Tortue



Le Serpent


HInterlands (2011) - Jaren Hinckley (b. 1968)

Eas Coul Aulin (Sutherland, Scotland)

Rocky Ridge (Wyoming, USA)

Nordkapp (Finnmark, Norway)


Robyn Jones is currently Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Memphis where she has taught since 2012.  Prior to her position in Memphis, she held the position of Principal Clarinet in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans for eight years.  She has also performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.  Dr. Jones received her degrees from Indiana University, Florida State Univerity, and University of Minnesota.  In addition to teaching clarinet, she is a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor.

Daryn Zubke joined the faculty at the University of Memphis in 2017 after completing his doctoral degree at the University of Kansas.  He has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic.  Dr. Zubke studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Julliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music.  His academic research is greatly inspired by a passion for the French bassoon and its history.  He has performed recitals and masterclasses on the French bassoon in Spain, France, and at universities across the United States.

Jonathan Tsay maintains an artistic career as diverse as his interests.  Jonathan has performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia while sharing the stage with premier musicians such as Chee-Yun, David Cooper (Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony), Jing Wang (Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic), Alessandra Marc, and Chloe Trevor.  Jonathan's outreach work with Cliburn Kids reached up to 50,000 2nd-4th graders each school year.  Jonathan has been featured in Piano Magazine,, and by the CBC, amongst other forms of media.  Since 2020, Jonathan has served as Assistant Professor at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at The University of Memphis.