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Dennis Smylie, Clarinet / Bass Clarinet


Dennis Smylie received his bachelor and master of music degrees from Julliard, where he studied with Joseph Allard. His other teachers have included Alfred Zetzer, Stephen Freeman, Kalmen Opperman and Bill Street.

He is a member of Westchester Philharmonic, American Symphony and Brooklyn Philharmonic and has performed with New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, St. Louis and Montreal symphonies and Speculum Musicae. Mr. Smylie was the bass clarinet soloist in the premiere performance and recording of Donald Martino's Triple Concerto.

He has given recitals and lectures/performances at Julliard, Oberlin, Yale, Princeton, Kent State University, Florida State University as well as in Aspen, Weill Recital Hall, The Symphony Space and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Smylie has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Nonesuch, New World Records, CRI, RCA and Virgin Classics.

He is on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School.

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