Vandoren Regional Artist Jenny Maclay is quickly establishing her career as a clarinet soloist, recitalist, orchestral player, and chamber musician. She has performed with Orchestre d’Harmonie de Levallois, Florida Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony, Ocala Symphony, and the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra. She made her solo debut at the age of 16, and was the highest ranked clarinetist at the 2016 Tunbridge Wells International Young Artist Competition in England.
Ms. Maclay has presented recitals and master classes at the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Southern Mississippi, and was a featured soloist at the keynote ceremony of the 2015 Alabama Music Educators Association Conference.
Ms. Maclay has achieved several notable musical honors, including selection as a semi-finalist and finalist for such international competitions as Concert Artists Guild and Astral Artists. Most recently, Ms. Maclay was a prize-winner at the Concours de Clarinette en Picardie France and will perform with the Picardie Orchestra and ONE (Orchestra Network for Europe) during their 2016-2017 season. Ms. Maclay received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Clarinet Performance at the University of Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a Fulbright Scholar finalist. Her teachers include Philippe Cuper, Mitchell Estrin, Donald Dowdy, Todd Waldecker, and John Cooper.
Ms. Maclay currently resides in Paris, where she received the Harriet Hale Woolley award and studies with Philippe Cuper at the Versailles Conservatory.