Clarinetist Michael Wayne is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the BSO in 2008, Wayne was Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony and a member of the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra.

In addition to being on faculty at NEC, Wayne is on the woodwind faculty at the Tanglewood Music Center and has been a visiting professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Wayne has given masterclasses across the country, including the Manhattan School of Music, University of Michigan, and New World Symphony.

Wayne made his Carnegie Hall solo debut with the world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s clarinet concerto, Brooklyn Bridge, and subsequently recorded it for Equilibrium Records. Festival performances include Verbier, Music Academy of the West, NOI, and Hot Springs. Wayne has been the recipient of the Paul Boylan Award (University of Michigan), Whitaker Advanced Study Grant (Music Academy of the West), Earl V. Moore Award (University of Michigan), and a Fine Arts Award (Interlochen).

Studies at Interlochen Arts Academy, and at the University of Michigan. Studies with Richard Hawkins and Fred Ormand.

Photo by Michael J. Lutch/courtesy BSO

2015-12-18

Recognition

  • Former principal clarinet, Kansas City Symphony
  • Whitaker Advanced Study Grant, Music Academy of the West
  • Earl V. Morre Award in Music, University of Michigan
  • Fine Arts Award, Interlochen Arts Academy

I REMAIN TRUE TO MY STARTING PRINCIPLE. TO WRITE SOLELY AS I MYSELF THINK BEST. FELIX MENDELSSOHN