Dylan has been teaching clarinet lessons for six years. He has taught privately and through various organizations and schools, including Rowan University’s Preparatory Division.
Dylan received his BM in Music Performance from Rowan University in 2017 and currently attends Mannes School of Music, where he expects to receive his MM in Clarinet Performance in 2019. His principal teachers include Rié Suzuki and Charles Neidich.
Dylan J. is currently a graduate student studying clarinet with Charles Neidich at Mannes College of Music, The New School. His orchestral playing has been heard nationally at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, New World Center, Kimmel Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and at festivals including Miami Music Festival, National Music Festival, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, and Northern Lights Music Festival. Twice a winner of the Rowan Soloists’ Competition, Dylan has performed as soloist with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble and the Rowan University Orchestra, in addition to the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra and the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, with whom he is currently a member. Dylan is a past winner of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award and was also honored with an Undergraduate Scholar Award through the Presser Foundation. He is a member of the national music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda.
Originally from Mullica Hill, NJ, Dylan graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, under the tutelage of Rié Suzuki. Upon graduation he was awarded the Ann B. Ward Medallion for highest distinction in Fine and Performing Arts. He has performed in masterclass with various world-class clarinetists, including Franklin Cohen, Jose Franch-Ballester, Ayako Oshima, Paul Cigan, Ricardo Morales, and Daniel Gilbert. Dylan is a former member of Philadelphia Sinfonia as well as a past student of Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA, where he studied woodwind chamber music with Shirley Curtiss. As an educator, Dylan has taught privately and through Rowan University’s Community Music School, Rowan Prep.