The Amosa Duo is devoted to bringing the best of the vast clarinet and piano repertoire to the concert stage. After first performing together at the Universityof Illinois in 2014, the duo officially formed in 2015 under the name Amosa, the combination of America and Formosa (a former name for the island of Taiwan). The Amosa Duo is equally dedicated to the performance of both well-known masterpieces and contemporary gems. Engagements include performances and masterclasses in several universities throughout the United States, PianoForte Foundation in Chicago and many prominent concert halls in Taiwan. This summer, Amosa Duo is going to join Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan as faculty, where they are going to provide recital at Dave Myers Performance Studio at Blue Lake Public Radio.
Dr. Gary June, clarinet, is currently the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Saginaw Valley State University and a Part-time Professor of Clarinet and General Music at Grand Valley State University. He holds degrees from Grand Valley State University and the University of Colorado- Boulder, and completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as the clarinet studio Teaching Assistant and wrote his thesis on contemporary Finnish clarinet music. As an orchestral musician, Dr. June is the 2nd/Eb clarinetist with the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, and previously held the same position with the Sioux City Symphony. He has likewise recently played with the West Michigan Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, and the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra. His primary teachers include Dr.Arthur Campbell, Daniel Silver, and J. David Harris.