Brad WhitfieldAssistant Principal Clarinet
Brad Whitfield, native of Birmingham, Alabama, joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in December of 2015. Prior to joining the ASO, he was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida under the musical direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. During his fellowship, he performed chamber music with artists such as Garrick Ohlsson and toured with the orchestra to the Harris Theater, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. He has also performed with the Central City Opera, the North Carolina Symphony, and The Cleveland Orchestra. During the summers, Brad has performed with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Music Academy of the West, Pacific Music Festival, and the National Repertory Orchestra. His primary teachers include Yehuda Gilad, Steve Cohen, and Danny Granados, former Principal Clarinet of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Brad has immensely enjoyed rediscovering the city in which he was born and raised. You will find him running, swimming, or exploring the booming local food scene in his spare time. Joining his hometown orchestra has been an incredibly enriching experience, and he looks forward to many fruitful years ahead.
B.M. Northwestern University
M.M. University of Southern California
ASO member since 2015