Spencer Prewitt is Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. Prior to his appointment at APSU, he served as instructor of clarinet at the Flint Institute of Music and Saginaw Valley State University. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and is active as an orchestral musician performing regularly with the symphonies in Nashville, Detroit, Toledo, Fort Wayne, Ann Arbor, Flint, and Lansing. For six seasons Spencer served as co-principal clarinet of the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and recorded 11 CDs with the company on the Albany Records label and since moving to middle Tennessee he has recorded soundtracks to movies, television shows, and video games as part of the Ocean Way Studios scoring orchestra.
As a chamber musician he has won a silver medal in the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, MA with the PVC Trio (piano, voice, clarinet) and with The Fawn Trio (piano, flute, clarinet) Spencer won a special judges recognition prize in the Plowman Chamber Music Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
Spencer is also a D'Addario Woodwind Method Clinician and provides educational clinics on clarinet fundamentals and equipment throughout Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
When not practicing, Spencer enjoys running road races from 5k to the marathon.
Spencer's principal teachers were Nancy Seward, David Etheridge, and Kevin Schempf.
Bachelor of Music: The University of Oklahoma
Master of Music: Bowling Green State University
Doctor of Musical Arts: Bowling Green State University