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Kenneth Grant

Associate Professor of Clarinet

ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Clarinet

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Biography

BM, Performer’s Certificate, Eastman. Studied with Donald Mattea, James Pyne, Stanley Hasty, Franklin Cohen, and Theodore Johnson. Assistant principal, Cleveland Orchestra European Tour (1990). Principal clarinet, Colorado Philharmonic (summer, 1970), Columbus Symphony Orchestra (1973-87), and Rochester Philharmonic (1987-). Soloist with Rochester Philharmonic and Columbus Symphony. Several premieres including Clarinet Concerto by Sydney Hodkinson (world premiere), and Benjamin Britten’s Concerto Movement for Clarinet and Orchestra (United States premiere), both with Rochester Philharmonic; Verne Reynolds’ Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and Fantasy Etudes for Clarinet, Percussion, and Piano. Soloist, Eastman Wind Ensemble Japan Tour (1994). Participant in Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium (June 1996), KlarFest at Ohio State University (July 1998), KlarFest in New Orleans (2001), International Festival at Round Top (2004, 2005), Aria International Summer Academy at Ball State University (2004, 2005). Faculty member, Eastman summer seminar in Hamamatsu, Japan (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002). Faculty member, Capital University (1978-87), Ohio Wesleyan University (1986-687), Eastman (1987-).