Anthony Arias is a distinguished clarinetist with experiences as a soloist and orchestral musician. Anthony made his professional debut at age 18, performing Mozart’s Requiem with the Musica Pacifica Orchestra alongside the Fresno Pacific University Concert Choir. Since then he has continued to be a first-call clarinetist in the Fresno area. He is also an established woodwind doubler, playing in professional musical theatre pits for shows such as Cabaret, The Full Monty, Urinetown, Fun Home, and La Cage Aux Folles. He has also been called to play with the Fresno area big band known as the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra (JCO) as well as the Reno Jazz Festival as a member of the Fresno City College Jazz Band. Anthony has also had the opportunity to perform in esteemed venues such as the Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall, Dan Pissano Theater, Roger Racka’s Dinner Theater, Disneyland, and the nationally recognized Sydney Opera House. As a soloist, Anthony has appeared with the Fresno City College Symphony Orchestra

performing Weber’s 2nd Clarinet Concerto and with Fresno Pacific University’s Wind Ensemble performing Nathan Daughtrey’s “Twitch.” Anthony has studied clarinet with teachers Patricia Debenedetto, David Alvarado, John Ayala and Larry Honda and played in masterclass with Jacobs School of Music’s Howard Klug and the Julliard School’s and New York Philharmonic’s Anthony McGill. He has also studied jazz performance with John Ayala, Larry Honda, Mike Dana, and Paul Lucckesi. Anthony is currently majoring in Music Education and Clarinet Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music of CSU Long Beach studying in the studio of Helen Goode-Castro

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