d'Auguste is a freelance Clarinetist in the New York City Metropolitan
area where he is frequently requested at orchestral, contemporary, ethnic,
and musical theater productions. Performing over 150 concerts annually,
d’Auguste is much obliged to his family, mentors, colleagues and
friends, and grateful for the countless opportunities that have presented
themselves throughout the years.
D’Auguste has performed as an orchestral musician at venues such
as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In addition, he is no stranger to
opera, pops, and musical theater, having worked with over 40 productions
as a reed player (clarinet/saxes/flute) in the past five years. Recognized
as a soloist by the NY Council on the Arts and Humanities, d’Auguste
was awarded a grant to present recitals in neighborhoods around New York.
Additionally, he has performed at a wide variety of functions, including
Holidays at the White House in Washington DC, September 11 Concerts, and
dozens of fund raisers, including those for Veterans, Cancer and Aids
research, hospitals, and countless other charitable organizations.
Coming from a family who supported his musical curiosity from a young
age, d’Auguste was encouraged to pursue his passion for music, studying
at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California, the Juilliard School’s
PreCollege division, and LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing
Arts. He received the Bachelor of Music degree at Manhattan School of
Also adept with a baton, d’Auguste has worked as a conductor, premiering
new music for orchestra and chamber ensemble. He has also served as a
theater, orchestral, and opera conductor.
As a chamber player, d’Auguste has been recognized by the NY Times
and has performed most notably at Barge Music and Symphony Space. His
trio, The Hamentashen, will perform at the Ripple Festival this season.
D’Auguste had the great privilege to premier over 30 new works for
clarinet and bass clarinet, including Manhattan School of Music’s
2007 Tactus Commission and collaborations with composers at Princeton,
Yale, and Columbia Universities.
Throughout his musical career, d’Auguste had the privilege to study
under the guidance of Dr. Edward Joffe, Charles Neidich, Yehuda Gilad,
and Ayako Oshima. Presently, d’Auguste is serving as a graduate
assistant and masters candidate at New Jersey City University.