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Educational Background:
Waiakea High School
University of Hawaii @ Manoa - Bachelor of Secondary Music Education
Arizona State University - Master of Clarinet Performance
Teaching & Musical Experience:
Royal Hawaiian Band – Full Time Musician III B-flat 1st Chair Clarinetist 2010-current
Honolulu Clarinet Quartet – Founder/Group Leader 2005-current
Royal Hawaiian Band – Full Time Musician I B-flat Clarinetist 2004-09
Kapalama Elementary School PTT Band Teacher 2004-2009
Arizona State University – Graduate Teaching Assistant 2003-04
Royal Hawaiian Band – Full Time Musician I B-flat Clarinetist 2000-01
Kapalama Elementary School – 6th Grade Band Instructor 2000-01
Royal Hawaiian Band – Part-time Clarinet 2000
Stevenson Intermediate School – 6th Grade Band Summer School Instructor 1999
Punahou – Private Clarinet Instructor 1999
Steven Agasa originally hails from the Big Island of Hawaii and currently resides on Oahu. Mr. Agasa's musical experience began at the age of 4 1/2 at the Yamaha Music School studying piano with Karen Besgly. Other piano teachers include Melvin Gallegher, Michael Springer, Peter Corragio, and Paul Lyddon.
In the third grade, Mr. Agasa started to learn the clarinet from his grandfather.  A graduate from Waiakea High School, Mr. Agasa holds a Bachelor Degree in Secondary Music Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his clarinet foundations under the guidance of Mr. Henry Miyamura.  Mr. Agasa received his Master Degree in Clarinet Performance from Arizona State University where he studied with internationally known clarinetist Dr. Robert Spring, served as principal clarinetist in the ASU Wind Symphony and co-principal clarinetist in the ASU Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Agasa has also received clarinet training from James Moffitt and John Bruce Yeh.  Other musical ensembles include the Hawaii County Band, Kona Chamber Orchestra, and the Honolulu Symphonic Winds. 
Currently, Mr. Agasa is the principal clarinetist and shop steward in the Royal Hawaiian Band, serves as the group leader for the Honolulu Clarinet Quartet and teaches as a private clarinet instructor.  Mr. Agasa has taught at Moanalua Middle School as the half-time band instructor since 2008.
Appreciation Statement:
I am blessed to have a caring family that sends me unconditional love and support.