Justin Harbaugh is a professional musician and instructor of clarinet in Lawrence, Kansas. He has taught on faculty at Emporia State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of Kansas in 2019. Justin holds a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Kansas State University, and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emporia State University. His primary teachers include Stephanie Zelnick, Tod Kerstetter, Dawn McConkie, and Fred Ormand.

Please take some time to explore the website and see his activities through the years. Justin has traveled the world as a professional dancer onboard Holland America Cruise Line. Currently he is the Adult Education Coordinator at the Lawrence Arts Center as well as a dance instructor, choreographer, and freelance musician.

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Lessons

Justin Harbaugh earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Kansas. As a teacher, Justin believes in meeting the student at their current ability level and working towards growth. Success creates more success and small victories will soon grow into major accomplishments. He is trained in classical, jazz, and klezmer musical styles.

Justin is currently accepting students from beginning through advanced levels. He would love to help you make music and work towards any goal you may have, whether it is District or All-State band, moving up a chair in your concert band, playing for church, preparing for a music contest, or just playing for fun!

Thank you for your interest in clarinet lessons! You can pay for lessons by the week or by the month, just add the number of lessons you would like to your cart.

Virtual Private Lesson

30 minute lesson via Zoom or FaceTime

$20.00


Justin is offering 3 free private lessons to help keep your young person playing the clarinet. Fill out the contact form for more details.

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Media

What “is.” Composed and performed by Justin Harbaugh. Part of the “Dear Lawrence,” series for the Lawrence Arts Center. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic.


FREEDOM. Composed and performed by Justin Harbaugh. Part of the “Dear Lawrence,” series for the Lawrence Arts Center. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic.


After “Backlash Blues.” Composed and performed by Justin Harbaugh. Part of the “Dear Lawrence,” series for the Lawrence Arts Center. Created during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Ben Justis, But Here God Didn’t Come. Inspired by the Graphic Novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. World Premiere, Performed by the Velvet Trio: Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Alyssa Bell, viola; Bridget Clonts, piano; November 29, 2018. Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas. Commissioned by Justin Harbaugh for the Velvet Trio.


Johannes Brahms, Quintet Op. 115, Adagio. Performed by Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Elizabeth Codd, violin; Matt Bennet, violin; Alyssa Bell, viola; and Jenn Thomas, cello; April 19, 2018. Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas.


Johannes Brahms, Quintet Op. 115, Andantino. Performed by Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Elizabeth Codd, violin; Matt Bennet, violin; Alyssa Bell, viola; and Jenn Thomas, cello;
April 19, 2018. Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas.


Max Bruch, Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Op. 83, Allegro con motto. Performed by Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Alyssa Bell, viola; and Bridget Clonts, piano; April 19, 2018.
Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas.


Max Bruch, Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano Op. 83, Allegro Agitato. Performed by Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Alyssa Bell, viola; and Bridget Clonts, piano; April 19, 2018.
Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas.


 

Ben Justis, Moguls, Trio for Clarinet, Oboe, and Bassoon. Recorded May 30, 2018, University of Kansas. Dr. Margaret Marco, oboe; Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; Dr. Eric Stomberg, bassoon.


Franz Krommer, Concerto for two Clarinets, Op. 91, Allegro. Classical Revolution KC Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Bell. Justin Harbaugh and Stacia Fortune, clarinets. January 29, 2017.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City.


Ben Justis, Up in Smoke. Justin Harbaugh, clarinet; November 11, 2016. Rehearsal recording prior to the world premiere. Swarthout Recital Hall, University of Kansas.


For 10 years I danced professionally onboard Holland America Cruise Line. This compilation is from the last three tours in Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and South America.


Elliott Carter, Hiyoku for two Clarinets. Justin Harbaugh and Dr. Tod Kerstetter, clarinets; December 2, 2008. Master’s Recital. All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University.


Franz Lachner, “Seit ich ihn gesehen.” Mai Shibahara, soprano; Justin Habaugh, clarinet; Bill Wingfield, piano; April 20, 2009. Mai Shibahara’s Masters Recital. All Faiths Chapel, Kansas State University.


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