Stanley Hasty (1920 – 2011) Legendary Clarinetist and Teacher

Stanley Hasty (1920 - 2011)

Born February 21, 1920, Mr. Hasty pursued a long and distinguished career as a clarinetist and teacher. From 1943 until 1955 he served as principal clarinetist and soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. During that time he also taught at Indiana University in Bloomington and Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. In 1955 Mr. Hasty joined the faculty of the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra where he served as principal clarinetist and soloist until 1970. During this time he also taught at the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory of Music. Mr. Hasty retired from the Eastman School of Music in 1985 and continued to travel throughout the United States, Canada, and many other countries as recitalist, lecturer, clinician, and adjudicator.

Mr. Hasty was an avid reader and attended library events regularly. He was involved in his church and enjoyed the company of friends playing bridge. He was a skilled carpenter and cabinetmaker, including building a grandfather clock, building and flying model airplanes, and building a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains where he played at the Lake Placid Club during the summers of his youth. He was happily retired and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and a wise, gentle and generous man.

Mr. Hasty succumbed on June 22, 2011 as the result of injuries sustained in a June 4th automobile collision.

Rochester: Stanley Hasty is survived by his wife, June Hasty; daughter, Jill Wilkerson; son, J. Douglas Hasty; and daughter, Jaqi Hasty, and her husband, Walter Berger. Stanley was predeceased by his youngest daughter, Daryn Hasty. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Schuyler and Carlin Hasty, and Tristan and Ariel Berger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 6, at 11am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 25 Westminster Rd, Rochester 14607.

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