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Marilyn Nije


Teaches Clarinet

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Indiana University - Music Education, Manhattan School of Music - Clarinet Performance

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About Marilyn Nije

Marilyn Nije graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education, a Master’s degree in Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Performance Certificate from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Holland, where she studied with the Principal Clarinetist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

She was the Assistant Principal/Eb Clarinet with the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra for almost 20 years. Since 2009, she has lived in Louisville and is first call Clarinet with the Louisville Orchestra and is Second Clarinet with Orchestra Kentucky. She also performs with the Owensboro Symphony, Nou Lou Chamber Players and Louisville Masterchorale Orchestra.

She is a founding member of Sinfonietta Ventus, a woodwind octet based in Mexico City and has played Clarinet/Eb Clarinet with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, also in Mexico City.

She is Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Bellarmine University and has also taught at Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville and Campbellsville University. She also teaches at Male High School, Atherton High School, Jeffersonville High School and Carrithers Middle School.

Marilyn has extensive recording experience, including 4 recordings with Sinfonietta Ventus. Orchestrally she has recorded under the direction of Carlos Miguel Prieto, Jorge Mester and Teddy Abrams. She has toured extensively in Mexico, Europe, China, Columbia and the United States.

Her husband, Jon Gustely, is Principal Horn with the Louisville Orchestra and her daughter is the Choir Director at Apex Friendship High School. Marilyn loves playing tennis and a dog and cat have recently joined her family!

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