Cary Dodson is currently active as a professional clarinetist and music educator. She has over twenty years experience as an orchestral musician and has performed with such ensembles as the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, the Vancouver (WA) Symphony Orchestra, and the North Georgia Symphony Orchestra. She holds the M.M. degree in performance from Florida State University where she served as principal clarinet in the University Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Chamber Winds, and New Music Ensemble. She holds additional degrees in music education and performance from Colorado State University and Portland State University. Her former teachers include renowned clarinetists Frank Kowalsky, Bil Jackson, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Deborah Bish, D. Ray McClellan, Stan Stanford, and Linda Cionitti. An advocate for new chamber music for clarinet, she has commissioned and premiered works by Mitchell Turner and James David at new music festivals throughout the USA. Currently, she is principal clarinetist with the Fort Collins Wind Symphony and a founding member of Sound du Trois, a flute, clarinet, and piano trio specializing in contemporary music.