Personnel Profile

Dr. Kellie Lignitz-Hahn, Assistant Professor of Music, Clarinet

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Dr. Kellie Lignitz-Hahn is assistant professor of clarinet at Texas A&M University-Kingsville where she teaches applied clarinet lessons and directs the TAMUK Clarinet Choir. She is principal clarinetist of the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, and plays with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and the Corpus Christi Ballet.

As a chamber musician, she has performed in various small chamber ensembles with fellow music faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, including performances with the TAMUK Woodwind Quintet and with a flute, clarinet, and piano trio. In 2010 Dr. Lignitz-Hahn spent two weeks in China performing chamber music and presenting master classes at the Southern China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. Recent solo performances include playing with the TAMUK Wind Symphony during their February 2013 tour of the Rio Grande Valley and at their evening concert. She is scheduled to perform again with the group in February 2015 with Scott McAllister’s contemporary piece, Black Dog for clarinet and wind ensemble. Dr. Lignitz-Hahn was a featured soloist with the Butte (Montana) Symphony, where she performed Andre Messager’s Solo de Concours with the orchestra, followed by an encore chamber music piece for clarinet and guitar with the conductor and guitarist, Luis Millan. In the third concert of the Kingsville Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season, she will perform Gioachino Rossini’s Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra.

As an active clinician and lecturer throughout the United States, Dr. Lignitz-Hahn has presented clinics on the TMEA All-State Etudes at the Texas Bandmasters Association for low clarinet and soprano clarinet etudes in the years 2012 and 2013, respectively. Dr. Lignitz-Hahn has also presented lectures and performed at the 2012 ClarinetFest® in Lincoln, Nebraska and the 2013 Texas Clarinet Colloquium in Commerce, Texas. As a finalist in the International Clarinet Association’s 2014 research competition, she presented a lecture based on her dissertation work entitled “A Survey of Four Original Works for Clarinet and Guitar and Their Effect on Compositional Output for the Repertoire” at ClarinetFest® in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The TAMUK Clarinet Choir was also invited to perform at this festival under her direction.

Dr. Lignitz-Hahn earned her B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Washburn University in 2001, her M.M. in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas in 2003, and finished her doctoral studies at the University of North Texas in 2103. Her principal teachers include Dr. James Gillespie, Daryl Coad, and Dr. Kirt Saville. She is the co-author of Clarinet Cache, a regularly-featured column in the International Clarinet Association’s quarterly publication “The Clarinet” and also manages a supplementary blog to the column which can be found at 

Contact Information

Music Department
BMUS Rm213
MSC 174 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-4854
fax: 361-593-2816
Personal Website:

This page was last updated on: March 4, 2016