Bradley Wong, clarinet
Bradley Wong is the director of the School of Music at Western Michigan University and clarinetist with the resident faculty ensemble the Western Wind Quintet. Prior to becoming director in June, 2014, he was professor of clarinet and served as the coordinator of graduate studies. He has received awards in recognition of both his teaching and service to the university, including the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Service Award. His students have held teaching positions in major universities, and have been finalists in national and international competitions. Wong’s performances as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral clarinetist have taken him to prestigious venues throughout the world. The Clarinet describes his playing as “breathtaking…(with) a fine, liquid tone quality”. As an active member of the International Clarinet Association, he has served as Audio Review Editor for its journal and is currently the Michigan state chair. Bradley Wong is a Yamaha performing artist.