John Warren

John Warren's Biography

John Warren serves as Associate Professor of Clarinet at Kennesaw State University, where he also teaches chamber music and serves as Chair of the Woodwind Division. His previous university affiliations include Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. For 15 years, he was Principal Clarinet of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and prior to that position, Principal Clarinet of the Omaha Symphony. He also served as Principal Clarinet of the Des Moines Metro Opera for many summers prior to arriving in Atlanta.

Warren is a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the IRIS Orchestra of Memphis, TN, and he has frequently performed and recorded with the Atlanta Symphony. His playing can be heard on the Telarc, Naxos, Albany and New World labels.

Warren has performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra and the symphonies of Savannah, Omaha, Hilton Head and Beaufort, SC. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Evian Festival and the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.

Active in the International Clarinet Association, Warren has been a featured recitalist at a number of ICA conferences, and he has served as coordinator for the organization's high school solo competition.

Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Warren holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He counts among his musical influences the teaching of Donald Montanaro, L. Thomas LeGrand and Richard Waller. In addition to his association with Yamaha, Warren serves as a performing artist with D'Addario.

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