Eileen Young

Eileen Young

Affiliated Instructor of Clarinet

Eileen Young performs as Principal Bass Clarinetist in the Winston-Salem Symphony and as Principal Clarinetist with the Salisbury Symphony.  She is the former Bass Clarinetist with the North Carolina Symphony.  Eileen was the featured soloist with the Salisbury Symphony in October 2009 and with the Wake Forest University Wind Ensemble in April 2013. In 2004 and 2006 Eileen toured France as a clarinet soloist.

Eileen is currently the Clarinetist/Teaching Artist and a founding member of the Bolton Woodwind Quintet and Elektra Winds quartet, and clarinetist in the W-S Symphony Educational Woodwind Quintet. Eileen serves as instructor of Clarinet and Saxophone in the Salem College School of Music.

In 2011 Eileen was named Music Director of the Salem Band. Since joining the organization, Eileen has overseen substantial increases in audience size, budget growth, sponsorships, and band membership.  Established in 1771, Salem Band is one of the oldest community bands in the nation.  Salem Band currently performs 5 outdoor and 4 indoor concert programs per season and includes 65 member performers.  Eileen instituted 4 sponsored ensembles, including the Salem Swing Band (which she also conducts and serves as Clarinet Soloist), and she serves on the Board of Directors. Salem Band partners with Salem College to offer participation to qualified Salem College students for credit.

Eileen received the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance from UNC Greensboro, the Master of Music degree in saxophone from UNCSA, and also holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. 

  • BS, Music Education, Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania
  • M.M., Clarinet Performance, UNC Greensboro
  • M.M., Saxophone Performance, University of North Carolina SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
  • D.M.A., Clarinet Performance, UNC Greensboro