Dr. Micah Wright received his degrees in clarinet performance from the USC Thornton School of Music (D.M.A.), Rice University’s Shepherd School (M.M.), and Drake University (B.M.). An active musician in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Wright performs regularly in solo, chamber, orchestral, and studio settings, teaches clarinet and saxophone at California Lutheran University, and holds several positions as a collaborative pianist.
Dr. Wright has received numerous prizes as a soloist and chamber musician, most recently winning the 2018 Beverly Hills National Auditions, 2nd Prize at the 2017 Backun International Clarinet Competition, Honorable Mention at the 2017 William C. Byrd International Young Artists Competition, winning the 2016 Frances Walton Competition, and winning the 2016 MTNA California Young Artist Woodwind Competition. As a concerto soloist, Dr. Wright has appeared with several ensembles including Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony, Drake University’s Symphony Orchestra, the Masterworks Festival Orchestra, the Meyer Chamber Orchestra, the Des Moines Metro Concert Band, and the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra.