Eugene Mondie is currently the Assistant Principal and Eb Clarinetist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC. Appointed by Leonard Slatkin in the spring of 2000, Eugene has also served as Principal of the Spokane Symphony, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and as acting Principal of the Charleston Symphony.
As a member of the National Symphony he has given Master classes throughout the United States on their annual residencies as well as here in the Washington DC area. Internationally, he has given master classes and taught both privately and at music festivals in Japan and Taiwan ROC. While maintaining a private studio, Eugene will also begin teaching at Catholic University this Fall.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College in 1992 and his Master of Music from DePaul University in 1994. His principal teachers have been Larry Combs, Larry McDonald, Steven Girko and Christopher Runk.
Eugene resides in the District of Columbia with his wife and colleague, Jennifer, their two calico cats and brews beer given the slightest opportunity.