Dr. Christopher Ayer

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Dr. Christopher Ayer, a native of New Brunswick, Canada, is an active performing artist and educator having taught clarinet at the college level for the past twenty-three years, nineteen of which he has spent at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas where he is Professor of Clarinet. Over the past ten years, he has presented clinics at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the Texas Bandmasters Association Conference, and the Midwest Clinic, as well as performing at the International Clarinet Association’s annual ClarinetFest. Dr. Ayer’s performances and master classes over that time have taken him to Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, and across the United States. With his wife, Kae Hosoda-Ayer, he performs chamber recitals as Duo Karudan, and in 2020 they will release an album of music for clarinet and piano by Canadian composers.