D. RAY MCCLELLAN
D. Ray McClellan is professor of clarinet at the University of Georgia, and a member of the Georgia Woodwind Quintet. Prior to his appointment at University of Georgia he held professorships at James Madison University and Henderson State University. He is a former clarinetist and soloist with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, and has appeared internationally in recitals and as concerto soloist in Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania and the Czech Republic. He has been principal clarinetist of the Savannah Orchestra, guest principal clarinetist with the Augusta Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, and the Garden State Philharmonic. He received his doctorate of musical arts from The Juilliard School, where he studied with world-renowned pedagogue David Weber. Formerly the co-artistic director and host of ClarinetFest® 2006 in Atlanta, McClellan is an artist/clinician for Buffet Crampon clarinets.