Playground Ensemble

Brian Ebert- clarinets

Since leaving Fraser, Colorado in 1996 for the Front Range, Brian Ebert has become a well-known musician, composer, and educator. Brian has performed everywhere in Colorado, from Boettcher Concert Hall to the Little Bear Saloon. As a clarinetist/bass clarinetist, Brian is a veteran member of the Playground Ensemble and he joined the woodwind quintet Antero Winds in 2014. He is also a guitarist, bassist, singer, and songwriter, having performed in rock bands since 1985.
An avid composer, Brian has written works for orchestra, concert band, mixed chamber ensembles, and various solo instruments. His most notable works are the septet Fragments of Om, Contradances, for bass clarinet/contra-alto clarinet, vibraphone, and violoncello, Beneath a Solitary Sky, clarinet/bass clarinet and laptop, and ubuntu, jazz ensemble and laptop.
Dr. Ebert teaches clarinet at Regis University, and in August 2016, he became the Director of Orchestras and Assistant Director of Bands at Legacy High School in Broomfield, Colorado. His recent adjunct appointments in music and audio production were at the Community College of Denver and the Art Institute of Colorado.
A native of Kankakee, Illinois, Brian studied music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1987-1989. He has performance degrees in clarinet from the University of Colorado at Boulder (BM), the University of Denver (MM), and the University of Northern Colorado (DA), studying with Harlow Hopkins, Don Kramer, Howard Klug, Phil Aaholm, Abigail Raymond, and Bil Jackson. Brian also studied composition with Paul Martin Zonn, Luis Jorge Gonzalez, William Hill, and Robert Ehle.
Brian resides in Englewood, Colorado with his wife Tia Christine.