CASSWA is a community of clarinet and saxophone enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet and saxophone performance, provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials and information among its members and encourages and promotes the learning, teaching and performance of a wide variety of repertoire and skills for the clarinet and saxophone community in Western Australia.
Allan Meyer has been Chairperson of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of WA Inc. since its inception in 2009. Allan is Section Principal Clarinet with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1990. His distinguished career has seen him perform throughout Australia as well as in Massachusetts, USA. He has been guest Principal Clarinet with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (USA).
After 7 years with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Allan returned to Perth as Principal Clarinet. In 1997 and 1999, Allan performed and taught at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in the USA. He performed in the Musicorda, Mohawk Trail and Williamstown Chamber Music Festivals. In Perth Allan teaches at the UWA Conservatorium of Music and the WA Academy of Performing Arts.
Allan has appeared as soloist with WASO on many occasions and has premiered works by Australian composers James Ledger, Iain Grandage, Richard Mills and Andrew Schultz. He has also performed with the Escher String Quartet. In 2016 he performed the Mozart Concerto, a work he has performed many times with WASO, as part of a regional tour conducted by his former student Christopher Dragon. Christopher is now Resident Conductor of the Colorado Symphony and Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.
Vice-Chairperson (Clarinet & Saxophone)
Jacqui is Vice-Chairperson of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of WA and has been on the committee since 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Western Australia, studying Clarinet with Lorna Cook and Saxophone with Amanda Johnson.
Jacqui is a Level 3 Classroom Teacher at Instrumental Music School Services, and currently teaches the Clarinet from Years 5-12 and directs a Concert Band and Jazz Band. She has taught K-12 Classroom Music and the Clarinet and Saxophone from beginner to Year 12 level.
Jacqui spent several years teaching Classroom and Instrumental Music at Busselton SHS, which involved a lot of performances and tours to California, New Zealand the Northern Territory. She has performed the Clarinet and Saxophone in a Limelight Theatre production of 42nd Street and been a member of a brass band and community concert bands.
Jacqui enjoys sharing her love of music with her students.