Stacey McColley, clarinet
Stacey McColley is instructor of clarinet at Florida Southern College and Southeastern University.
Stacey serves as Principal Clarinet with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Clarinet, Eb clarinet and Bass clarinet with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Bass Clarinet with the Sarasota Opera, Principal Clarinet with Opera Naples, is the Solo Clarinetist with and Artistic Director of the Reflections Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music, and served as Principal Clarinet for many years with the Opera Tampa Orchestra under Maestro Anton Coppola.
In recent years Stacey has been guest soloist with ensembles across the country, including an appearance as a soloist at the FMEA convention in Tampa, Florida performing Scott McAllister's Concerto X. She appeared as a guest artist at the International Clarinet Association's Clarinet Fest in Austin, Tx., and was a featured performer at the ICA Festival in Madrid, Spain this summer. An active recitalist, she has appeared on Florida Southern College's prestigious Festival of Fine Arts, with a second appearance by popular demand.
Stacey has her Master's Degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of California. While in California she studied with Mitchell Lurie, Kalmen Bloch, Michelle Zukovsky and William Powell.
Stacey's students have been accepted into prestigious schools such as Julliard, Boston University, California Institute of the Arts, Tanglewood, Florida State University, University of Florida, DePaul University, Indiana University, New York University, and more.
Stacey has had a close working relationship with composers for her entire career, and has been involved in many premieres and commissions.
Stacey is a Buffet Group USA Artist, performing on Buffet clarinets.