Praised for his “excellent lyrical playing as well as technical prowess” by the International Clarinet Association, Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds enjoys a prominent orchestral, chamber music and solo career. Currently serving as Professor of Clarinet at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music Reynolds performed as the Principal Clarinetist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra where his performances consistently brought high praise from critics and public alike. As printed in the Tucson Citizen, “…Jeremy Reynolds has been one of the orchestra’s finest recruits able to infuse his solos with such delicacy, exquisite tone and liquid lines as to draw the listener close enough to touch.” In reaction to his most recent performance of the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, the music critic Robin McNeal described Reynolds’ playing as “full of aplomb and grace and consummate musicality.” International engagements have found Reynolds performing throughout Portugal, Italy, Taiwan and in the United States, he has performed with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Opera, Fresno Philharmonic, New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, and at the Aspen Music Festival. Reynolds has also performed recitals at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarFest, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, International Double Reed Society, the National Flute Association’s annual convention, and the Great Southwest Flute Fest. Reynolds has recently recorded Three Betty Andrews Songs by Northern Arizona University Professor and Composer Judith Cloud.
A dynamic chamber musician, Reynolds has performed for the Sedona Chamber Music Festival, with the Tucson Symphony Wind Quintet and is currently a member of the Agassiz Duo, a flute and clarinet duo. He has won awards at both the Coleman and Carmel National Chamber Music Competitions as well as collaborating with esteemed artists Itzhak Perlman, Don Weilerstein, Paul Katz, Ronald Leonard, Stefan Milenkovich, and Merry Peckham.
In demand as an educator, Reynolds recently taught at Barcelona’s Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and at the Conservatorio de Música de Murcia in Spain. He has taught throughout Taiwan and will join the faculty of the 2011 Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Festival in Melbourne. Reynolds has taught at Idyllwild Arts Summer Program as well Northern Arizona University, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and the California State University Long Beach. An active clinician, Reynolds frequently presents recitals and master classes throughout the United States.
A native of New York, Reynolds holds degrees from Ithaca College, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. His principal teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Monica Kaenzig, Michelle Zukovsky, David Howard, Richard Hawley, Bil Jackson, Ted Oien, Michael Galvan and David Minelli.
Dr. Jeremy W. Reynolds is a Buffet Crampon USA Performing Artist.