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Alan R. Kay

College Division

College Division: 

  • Clarinet, Chamber Music

Pre-College Division

Pre-College Division: 

  • Clarinet

Contact Information

Contact Information

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Born in Rochester, NY

Member and former Artistic Director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Founding member, Windscape, Hexagon. Principal clarinetist, Orpheus, Riverside Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Little Orchestra Society, Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra. Guest artist with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Da Camera of Houston, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. Soloist with Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Westfield Symphony, New York String Orchestra, Orpheus, Riverside Symphony, Jupiter Symphony, N.Y. Chamber Ensemble, among others. Fellowships at Juilliard and Tanglewood (C.D. Jackson Award). Currently, music director and conductor, N.Y. Chamber Ensemble. CDs on the Arabesque, Bridge, Koch, Delos, and CRI labels. Arrangements for wind quintet and mixed ensembles, published by International Opus and Trevco. Recent solo premieres: Charles Wuorinen's Synaxis, Paul Moravec's Brandenburg Gate, Panos Liaropoulos's Monogram. Panelist: Fischoff Competition, Young Concert Artists, Concorso Internationale di Trapani. Presidential Scholars Teacher Recognition Award, 2003. Faculty, Manhattan School of Music, since 1996; Stony Brook U., since 2008.

Degrees and Studies

B.M., M.M., Adv. Cert., The Juilliard School. Clarinet studies with Leon Russianoff, Charles Neidich; conducting with Otto-Werner Mueller, Gustav Meier.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 1993; Pre-College since 1987.