Jack Snavely

Currently retired, he was Professor Emeritus of Music and former director of the symphonic band, Jack Snavely taught clarinet, saxophone, and jazz improvisation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was active nationally and internationally as a soloist, conductor, clinician, recitalist, and adjudicator. He was also the founding clarinetist in the Woodwind Arts Quintet.

Jack’s professional playing experience has included membership in many distinguished organizations: Milwaukee Symphony, Thor Johnson Chamber Orchestra, U.S. Army Band (Washington, D.C.), Leblanc Fine Arts Saxophone Quartet, etc. Guest appearances with such groups as the Chicago Symphony Quartet and the New York Woodwind Quintet have also been high points in his career.

Snavely earned a BS in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College (PA) and a MM in Woodwind Instruments from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Additional advanced graduate study was taken at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Private study has included such eminent teachers as Joe Allard, Jules Serpentini, William Stubbins, and Frank Stachow.

He has been elected to the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda honor societies, was internationally recognized by “”The Clarinet”” magazine as an outstanding teacher, received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Lebanon Valley College, and is listed in the “”International Who’s Who in Music.””

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