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School of Fine ArtsMusic Department

Walter Mamlok

Instructor of Woodwind Techniques

M.S., Central Connecticut State University
B.M., The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford

Music teacher and clarinetist, Walter “Zev” Mamlok, holds degrees from both The Hartt School of Music and Central Connecticut State University. Zev combines the art of performance with the art of education.  After 33 years of teaching music in the public school systems in CT, Zev retired. His last assignment brought him to the Bloomfield Public Schools where he taught music technology/recording studio and television production.  He also performs with the Manchester Symphony, the Capitol City Wind Ensemble, the Greater Hartford (Local 400) Pops Band, and performs regularly with the “Klezical Tradition” Klezmer ensemble. He was recently featured with the Hartford Symphony in their holiday concert and the featured soloist with the Hartford Pops band playing the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto. Zev was the musical director and conductor of his own 18-piece swing band, “Strictly Swing.” He can be heard on several recordings in both the Jazz and Klezmer genres.  Additionally, Zev has been on the faculty for the Summer Music Institute at Central Connecticut State University teaching music technology and is recognized nationally for his workshops and clinics on the application of computers in music education. He has recently given a clarinet master class at The Hartt School and Michigan State University on the performance practices of Klezmer music. He is also published in a variety of educational magazines.