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Dr. Blake McGee is Associate Professor of Clarinet at the University of Wyoming. A native of the west coast, Dr.
McGee performed as a member of the Portland Opera, Vancouver Symphony, and the Oregon Mozart Players chamber
orchestra. He is currently principal clarinet of the Wyoming Symphony. He is a highly active chamber musician
performing regularly with the Wyoming Reed Trio, the Casper Chamber Music Society, and as a member of Lights
Along the Shore, a trio specializing in original arrangements of eclectic music from around the world.
Additionally, he tours annually throughout the country as a recitalist.
As an avid reed-maker and researcher, Dr. McGee has begun developing new methods for evaluating clarinet reeds based on design parameters. In 2009, McGee was invited to present his research methods and findings at the International Clarinet Association's conference in Portugal. He regularly provides masterclasses on reed adjustment and reed making for clarinet and saxophone studios at universities nationally.
Dr. McGee earned degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of Minnesota and the University of Oregon.