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薛耀武 XUE Yao-Wu 單簧管演奏家 返回

薛耀武,在臺灣早期的管樂教學中,扮演重要的推手,奠定了臺灣管樂發展的基礎,在樂界被譽為臺灣木管音樂之父。他於1928年生於河南確山,10歲時因戰事與家人失散,輾轉進入保育院。18歲進入陸軍軍樂學校,開始他的音樂生涯。畢業後進入聯勤總部特勤學校教導團,1948年隨軍隊牽至臺灣,進入示範樂隊服役,1954年進入省交擔任單簧管演奏。1972年獲美國洛氏基金會獎學金,赴美學習單簧管。返國後任教於師大、東吳、輔大、藝專、文化等校長達24年,受教學生遍及全臺。1994年退休後遷居高雄,2005年因病去世。

XUE Yao-Wu was an important figure in wind-instrument pedagogy in Taiwan’s early history. He established the basis for wind music in Taiwan and is praised as “the father of Taiwanese wind music.” XUE was born in Queshan in Henan province, China. Because of the disturbance of the war, he was separated from his family in childhood and sent to an orphanage at the age of ten. At the age of eighteen, he joined the Army School of Music, thus beginning his musical life. After graduating, he joined the training regiment of the school of the Combined Service Forces General Headquarters. In 1948, together with the army, he moved to Taiwan, where he served in the military band (the predecessor of the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra). Later, in 1954, he served as a clarinetist in Taiwan Provincial Symphony Orchestra (now known as National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra). XUE received a fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1972 and further pursued his study of clarinet performance in the United States. Returning from the States, he taught for twenty-four years in National Taiwan Normal University, Soochow University, Fu Jen Catholic University, National College of Arts (now known as National Taiwan University of Arts), and Chinese Culture University. His students are spread nationwide. After retiring in 1994, he moved to Kaohsiung. He died in 2005 due to illness.