Jen Guzmán

Clarinetist + Entrepreneur

Clarinetist Dr. Jen Guzmán's mission is to guide and support others to discover their self-worth so that they are empowered to positively change the world through deliberate action. Jen brings this mission to life through her role as Adjunct Instructor of Music Business at the University of North Texas and Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Jen and her husband, instrument repair specialist and saxophonist Tony Barrette, own and operate TB Winds, a woodwind and brass repair and retail store located in Denton, Texas. TB Winds is a part of the thriving downtown small business scene. In addition to providing a place for musicians to play test equipment and receive expert level repairs, Jen and Tony also offer performances opportunities through their At The Loft in-house concert series and through monthly classical music open mic nights in partnership with local wine bar, Wine Squared.

Engaging with the local community in a meaningful way through music is important to Jen. One way in which she does this is through her role as a performing musician and program director for Texas Winds Musical Outreach, a non-profit that engages, comforts and celebrates the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances. 

In May 2019, Jen graduated with a doctorate of musical arts degree (DMA) in clarinet performance from UNT. While at UNT, Jen was a recipient of the Robert B. Toulouse Fellowship and worked as the music entrepreneurship teaching fellow. In that role, she taught undergraduates how to create arts-related businesses and how to develop professional portfolios, and created marketing and development strategies and content for the program. Billboard magazine has named UNT's College of Music as one of the top 15 music business schools in the country for the past three years (2017, 2018, 2019).

Jen received bachelor of music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (2011) where she studied with Raphael Sanders, and a master of music in clarinet performance from UNT (2013) where she studied with Kimberly Cole Luevano. 

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