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Bixby Kennedy

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet

Admired for his "suppleness and beauty of tone" (Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald) Bixby Kennedy is one of the most versatile clarinetists of his generation. He has performed concerti with the Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington Sinfonietta, and Indiana University Symphony. As a chamber musician, Kennedy has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, The Kennedy Center, Marlboro Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and Caramoor. He is the clarinetist for the explosive New York-based chamber ensemble Frisson. As an orchestral musician, Kennedy currently holds titles as Associate Principal Clarinetist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Albany Symphony, and Principal Clarinetist of Symphony in C. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He is a former member of Ensemble Connect and works as a teaching artist throughout the United States. He loves traveling, trying new foods, laughing, hiking, and playing tennis.