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Micah Wright

 

Micah Wright

An exciting and versatile young musician, Micah Wright is gaining a following in Southern California and the United States. Micah has received many national and international musical awards, most recently winning 2nd prize in the 2017 Backun International Clarinet Competition, Honorable Mention in the 2017 William C. Byrd International Young Artists Competition, winner of the 2016 MTNA California Young Artists Woodwind Competition, and winner of the 2016 Frances Walton Competition. Micah has also received 2nd prize in the 2012 International Woodwind Festival’s Young Artist Competition, and was one of six finalists in the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s Young Artist Competition, and was a 2009 youngARTS winner.  

Micah has been featured as a concerto soloist with several ensembles, including the Rice University Shepherd School Symphony, Masterworks Festival Orchestra, Drake University Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Metro Concert Band, Meyer Chamber Orchestra, and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his solo playing, Micah is an active educator, chamber musician, orchestral musician, studio musician, and collaborative pianist.


Micah is currently the Adjunct Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone at California Lutheran University, maintains a private studio, and gives clinics and masterclasses throughout Los Angeles and the Southwest. Micah received his D.M.A from USC (2015), his M.M. from Rice University (2012), and his B.M. from Drake University (2009) at the age of 19. Micah’s main clarinet teachers throughout his collegiate study were Michele Zukovsky (USC), Yehuda Gilad (USC), Richie Hawley (Rice University), Dr. Michael Webster (Rice University), Clarence Padilla (Drake University), and Joyce Wheeler (Drake University). Micah also studied saxophone with Dr. Jim Romain (Drake University) and piano with Bernadene Blaha (USC), Dr. Ted Reuter, and Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin.