In today’s episode for the first time ever Clarineat is guest hosted by Richard Hawkins, who is a master mouthpiece craftsman and Professor of Clarinet at the Oberlin Conservatory. His guest today is Anthony McGill, Principal Clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. They discuss dealing with insecurities while playing, what it was like adjusting from playing in the MET Opera Orchestra to the New York Philharmonic, how to collaborate in a professional and productive way, advice for those thinking of auditioning for music in college, and what’s next on Anthony’s “bucket list.”


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Sean Perrin

Sean Perrin is the founder of and the host of the Clarineat Podcast. He is also an active performer, recording artist, and music educator currently living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Sean has performed as a substitute clarinetist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Red Deer Symphony, The Bow Valley Chorus, and many other local ensembles. As a teacher he has worked as a clinician for The Banff Centre, The University of Calgary, The Mount Royal Conservatory. For further information, including how to get in touch with Sean, please click here.


Jerry · October 28, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Great podcast! Keep up the good work. FYI – Sounds like you may have had a speaker on when you were speaking, maybe would work better with headset and microphone. (email me with your setup and I can advise). Thank you for getting a better microphone to Richard!

    Sean Perrin · October 28, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Unfortunately it has mostly to do with Zoom issues. I believe all parties involved were using headphones… and I was using the most expensive microphone of all which is strange because I sounded horrible. Needless to say I’ll be going back to “normal” methods soon! Thanks for listening Jerry!

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