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Claire Grellier

clarinetist, educator,  

live music recruiting specialist, and entrepreneur

"Claire Grellier’s burnished clarinet solos traced the winding lines of Bartok’s folk-infused modernism with agility."
- South Florida Classical Review

Dr. Claire Grellier enjoys a diverse career as a performer, music educator, arranger, composer, and entrepreneur. As a very active performer, particularly through the medium of chamber music. Claire has performed and presented in conferences all over the country and has performed on international stages including France, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, China, and in the United States. Claire has recorded music for Pharrell Williams and performed with Netflix composer Jeff Beal. Additionally, Claire is the California Chair for the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors (NACWPI) and a Buffet Crampon Performing Artist.

Originally from Nice, France, Claire completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Dr. Grellier is a freelance musician in Los Angeles and is a clarinet professor with the LA Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Heartstrings Program, and the French Conservatory of Music. She has previously held faculty positions at Ball State University in Indiana and Occidental College in Los Angeles. Claire also works for Royal Caribbean as a contractor in the Live Music Department and runs a small company that creates clarinet neck straps. 

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