Aubrey Shirts

Clarinet Saxophone Flute


My ultimate goal is to foster an attitude of curiosity with my students and create a life-long love of learning.

Dr. Aubrey Shirts is a DMA graduate from the University of Utah in Clarinet Performance, with an emphasis in Music Education. Dr. Shirts earned her Bachelor of Music Education at Southern Utah University and her Masters of Music at the University of Utah. Aubrey currently oversees the clarinet studio at Southern Utah University and teaches at Dixie State University. Dr. Shirts also teaches private lessons at the Resonance School of Musicianship in St. George. 


Aubrey’s most recent performances include playing in the pit orchestra for the Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts and as a member of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Shirts has presented and performed at the Utah Music Educator Association’s Mid-Winter Conference, the Las Vegas Clarinet Day Festival, and the Utah Clarinet Festival. Aubrey teaches masterclasses and adjudicates festivals throughout Southern Utah. Prior to working on her graduate degrees, Dr. Shirts was the Director of Bands at Layton High School and Piano Area Chair for the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts. Aubrey’s professional playing experience includes the Grand Circle New Music Ensemble, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, and the Neil Simon Festival. Dr. Shirts’ former teachers include Dr. George Stoffan, Dr. Holly Haddad, Dr. Virginia Stitt, Professor Greg Johnston and Professor Kathy Pope on clarinet. Aubrey was fortunate to learn piano from Dr. Kirill Gliakovsky, Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, and LuAnn Keate. Other teachers are Dr. Mark Ely on saxophone and Professor Tiffany Sedgeley on flute.