Clarinetist Larry Guy was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, is a former member of the Atlanta Symphony, and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Orpheus, and for many years was principal clarinet with the Long Island Philharmonic, Joffrey Ballet, Queens Symphony, and Lake George Opera. He has performed in many Broadway shows. The author of seven textbooks for clarinetists, he has produced four educational CDs for Boston Records showcasing the artistry of Daniel Bonade, Ralph McLane, Mitchell Lurie, and Rosario Mazzeo. He has presented master classes at the Curtis Institute of Music, Tanglewood, Northwestern University, Rice University, Boston University, the University of Texas/Austin, Penn State, and Ithaca, and has lectured at clarinet festivals in Stockholm, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Oklahoma City. For three years he served as chair of pedagogy for the International Clarinet Association. For many years Guy was professor of clarinet at Vassar College and also taught at New York University. He has been on the faculty of the Juilliard Pre-College since 2014 and also teaches clarinet and chamber music at the Pre-College Division of the Manhattan School of Music.