Dr. Laroy Borchert is Associate Professor of Clarinet at New Mexico State University. He received his D.M. from Florida State University and also holds degrees from Baylor and Concordia (Moorehead, MN). After graduating from Concordia, he was Director of Bands and taught general music at Greenbush, MN.
At NMSU, his teaching responsibilities include: clarinet, ear training and sight singing, woodwind ensemble, and History and Analysis of the Symphony. He has also taught sax, oboe, flute, and Music for Classroom Teachers. In 1986 he was a finalist for the P. Christmore Junior Faculty Teaching Award. He has served as the advisor for the NMSU student chapter of MENC since 1984 and was the State Student Chapter Advisor for New Mexico MENC from 1985-91.
He has performed as principal clarinetist with El Paso Pro Musica, Chamber Players de Las Cruces, Opera El Paso, American Wind Symphony Orchestra and at the 1984 Blossom Music Festival. In addition, he is the second and bass clarinetist with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra and Ballet El Paso. Recent solo performances have been with El Paso Pro Musica, Chamber Players de Las Cruces, Sinfonia Classica (Ciudad Juarez), and at the 1995 and 1997 conventions of the International Clarinet Association. He is a Boosey and Hawkes (Buffet clarinets) Artist/Clinician and has been an active soloist, clinician, and adjudicator in New Mexico, Texas, Georgia, and Montana.