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Peter Dayeh

Clarinet Masterclass Teacher

San Diego based clarinetist Peter Dayeh enjoys an exciting career as both performer and educator. He can frequently be seen playing clarinet and Eb clarinet with the San Diego Symphony and previously has held the position of 2nd clarinet with the Santa Cruz Symphony for six seasons. In addition to this, Dayeh is a regular member of the California Chamber Orchestra as well as the San Diego Winds, a wind ensemble comprised of professional musicians from the Southern California region. His career has led him to share the stage with notable artists and groups, such as The Who, Sarah Brightman, Jodi Benson, and Ledisi to name a few.

While not performing in a large ensemble, Dayeh has a passion for playing chamber music and solo recitals. He has been presented in these capacities by the Fallbrook Music Society, Golden Valley Music Society, Bodhi Tree Concerts, the San Diego Fringe Festival, and La Jolla Music Society.

Dayeh has a robust passion for teaching. He is in demand as a clarinet teacher and maintains a private studio, teaching clarinetists of all ages. His students regularly hold top seats in All State and All Southern honor groups, as well as local honor groups, youth orchestras, and school band programs. Former students who have pursued a music degree in college have been accepted to such prestigious institutions as the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Michigan, The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA, amongst others. In addition to teaching privately he is a clinician at a number of local middle and high schools, teaching groups in a masterclass setting.

Dayeh holds a Bachelor of Music degree from San Diego State University, where he studied clarinet with Dr. Marian Liebowitz; and a Master of Music Degree from Arizona State University, where he studied with internationally acclaimed clarinetist Robert Spring. Furthermore, he has studied with Sheryl Renk of the San Diego Symphony. In the Summer of 2011 he was a participant at the Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival in beautiful Hancock, Maine; a rigorous, six-week-long program training orchestra musicians and conductors. In the Summer of 2012 he was fortunate to participate in the lively Hot Springs Music Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Peter Dayeh
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