Mr. Earnest has been a lifelong music educator, teacher, performer and adjudicator. Teaching
instrumental music at the primary, secondary and collegiate levels as well as adjudicating throughout
the Midwest have been passions of his. Mr. Earnest studied clarinet under Harry Gee, of The Paris
Conservatory of Music fame, from the time he was a freshman in high school through graduate work. He
also studied with Henry Gulick at Indiana University. He currently performs in northwest Indiana in
various small groups and ensembles.
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