Clarinetist Michael Wayne has enjoyed success as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician performing throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Wayne became a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2008, after his tenure as principal clarinet with the Kansas City Symphony. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Phoenix Symphony, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra.
In 2007, Wayne was a visiting professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and, in recent years, has given masterclasses at the University of Michigan, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas.
In 2005, Wayne gave the world premiere of the Michael Daugherty clarinet concerto Brooklyn Bridge at Carnegie Hall. This project also led to the premiere recording of the work on Equilibrium Records.
Wayne made his solo debut performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, and has soloed with numerous ensembles including the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Corpus Christi Wind Symphony. Wayne received first place in the Kingsville International Solo Competition, and has been a medalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. He has participated in various music festivals including Music Academy of the West, Verbier, National Orchestral Institute, and Hot Springs Music Festival.
In 2003, Wayne received a Whitaker Advanced Study Grant through the Music Academy of the West to further his studies in orchestral clarinet performance. Other honors include the Earl V. Moore Award in Music from the University of Michigan, and a Fine Arts Award from the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Studies at Interlochen Arts Academy, and at the University of Michigan. Studies with Richard Hawkins and Fred Ormand.