Chastine Hofmeister is currently the Second Clarinetist of the Longview Symphony Orchestra and the Monroe Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Irving Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Arlington, Garland Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, East Texas Symphony, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sherman Symphony Orchestra, and was previously Acting Principal of the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in clarinet performance at the University of North Texas.
While at the University of North Texas, she was a performance
scholarship recipient and played with the North Texas Wind Symphony and
Chamber Orchestra. During her time with the Wind Symphony, she recorded
with the Klavier label and GIA educational projects. She has also had
the honor of being featured in the International Clarinet Association’s
journal, The Clarinet.
Her primary teachers have included Greg Raden, John Scott, and Rena
Feller. Chastine has participated in several master classes with
distinguished performers including Donald Montanaro, Charles Neidich,
Robert Spring, and Anthony Gigliotti. She has also attended music
festivals such as the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee,
Tennessee and Domain Forget in Quebec, Canada.
Chastine is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, the
International Clarinet Association, National Federation of State High
School Associations, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women, and Pi
Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society.
Chastine also maintains a private studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Chastine also enjoys running and has completed several full and half marathons. She resides in McKinney, Texas with her husband, Jason, and
their Cockatiel named Gustav.