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Victor Drescher joined the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University as Instructor of Clarinet and Assistant Director of Bands in 2013. Prior to his appointment he served for five years as Assistant Director of Bands at East Ascension High School in Gonzales, LA. Under Drescher's direction, the East Ascension Symphonic Band received no less than superior concert awards at LMEA District and State festivals for all five years of his tenure. The group also earned "sweepstakes" awards at four LMEA District Festivals and three LMEA State Festivals. In 2011, Drescher was honored by LMEA with their "Outstanding Young Music Teacher Award." He holds Bachelor's degrees in Music Performance and Music Education and a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University. He has also completed postgraduate work at the University of North Texas. His primary clarinet instructors were Steve Cohen, Dr. James Gillespie, Dr. Justin O'Dell, and Dr. Mary Druhan.
Mr. Drescher has performed with numerous orchestras, wind ensembles, and chamber groups. He currently serves as principal clarinet of Opera Louisiane and the Louisiana Sinfonietta and has also performed numerous times with the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestras. Drescher has appeared as a guest soloist in Carnegie Hall, at Texas A&M Commerce, and several times across the state of Louisiana. He can be heard on the Centaur record label performing works of Dinos Constantinides. Mr. Drescher holds professional memberships in the Louisiana Music Educators' Association and the International Clarinet Association.